PETALING JAYA: The Road Transport Department (JPJ) has decided to close its counters from Friday until March 31.
Other agencies in the ministry would also stop counter services. They include the Land Public Transport Agency, the Vehicle Licensing Board in Sabah and Sarawak, as well as JPJ services at post offices.
The renewal of road tax and other matters relating to JPJ can be made online via MYEG.com.my.
The closure was prompted after a large number of people thronged its offices even though it said on Wednesday, that counters would be opened nationwide from 9.00am to 1.00pm.
In a Facebook post today, JPJ said that the situation was counter-effective to the government's implementation of the movement control order (MCO) to stop the spread of Covid-19.
At present, 110 cases have been reported, bringing the official number of Covid-19 infected in Malaysia to a total of 900.
On Monday, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced that the MCO would be imposed from March 18 until the end of the month in an attempt to contain the viral outbreak.
Malaysia now has the third-highest number of Covid-19 cases in Asia behind China (81,139) and South Korea (8,565).
Japan has 889 cases according to an online dashboard created by the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering.