PETALING JAYA: The government has announced a month-long conditional movement control order (CMCO) in Kedah, Penang, Perak, Melaka, Johor and Terengganu from Monday due to the rising number of Covid-19 cases in the states.
The CMCO will end on Dec 6.
“It will be for all states in Peninsular Malaysia, except for Perlis, Pahang and Kelantan,” said Senior Minister for Security Ismail Sabri Yaakob at a press conference today.
“The implementation of the CMCO is to allow the health ministry to conduct targeted screenings and to decrease movement in the community, in addition to curbing the spread of Covid-19 in these states.”
The rules under the CMCO are as follows:
- inter-state and inter-district travel is prohibited, except for emergency cases, in which case a travel permit by the police is required and all workers must either show their employee pass or a letter from their companies;
- only two members of a household may leave the house to buy necessities;
- all schools, higher education institutions, training institutes, kindergartens, childcare centres, public parks and recreational centres will be closed;
- activities in the economic, industrial and trade sectors would be allowed to operate as usual;
- all forms of public transport, such as buses, taxis and e-hailing services, with a maximum of two passengers, are allowed to operate from 6am to midnight;
- daily markets are allowed to open from 6am to 2pm, while wholesale markets may operate from 4am to 2pm, and night markets from 4pm to 10pm;
- petrol stations may operate from 6am to 10pm but those located along highways may operate 24 hours;
- clinics and public hospitals will be allowed to open for 24 hours while pharmacies and medicine stores may operate from 8am to 11pm;
- fishing, farming and the agriculture sectors may operate as usual; and;
- all social gatherings, including weddings, and entertainment activities, are not allowed.
Ismail also said all religious activities in mosques will be decided by the state religious authorities, adding that further details may be found on the National Security Council’s (MKN) website.
Meanwhile, Ismail announced that the Maahad Al-Yahyawiah government-aided religious school in Padang Rengas, Kuala Kangsar, Perak, will be placed under the enhanced MCO from tomorrow until Nov 21.
He said the decision was made after 27 positive cases were detected in the area on Nov 5.
He added that the health ministry would continue conducting targeted screenings on a total of 123 students and 11 staff members at the school.