KUALA LUMPUR: Seremban will be placed under a conditional movement control order (CMCO) from Nov 5 to Nov 18, Senior Minister for Security Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced today.
This will affect nine subdistricts in Seremban, namely Ampangan, Seremban, Bandar Seremban, Labu, Rantau, Rasah, Setul, Pantai and Lenggeng.
“Based on the advice of the health ministry, the National Security Council (MKN) has agreed to place a CMCO in Seremban,” he said.
The rules under the CMCO are as follows:
- 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, but the working hours may be limited;
- all forms of public transport, such as buses, taxis and e-hailing services are allowed to operate from 8am to 10pm;
- daily markets are allowed to open from 6am to 2pm while wholesale markets may operate from 4am to 10pm, and night markets 4pm to 10pm;
- clinics and hospitals will be allowed to open for 24 hours while pharmacies and medicine stores may operate from 8am to 10pm;
- fishing, farming and the agriculture sector may operate as usual; and
- all social gatherings, including weddings, and entertainment activities are not allowed.
Ismail said inter-district and inter-state travel will not be permitted, except for emergency cases and with a police permit. Workers must show their employee pass and letter to travel from their respective companies.
He also said all religious activities in the mosque will be decided by the state religious authorities, adding that further details may be found on MKN’s website.
While the whole of Seremban has to undergo the CMCO, Ismail stressed that the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) for several localities in Putra Point, Nilai will continue as usual.
He also announced that the EMCO for prisons in northern zones and in Selangor will be lifted tomorrow as scheduled, as the health ministry had seen a decrease in daily positive cases and managed to control the situation.
However, he said the EMCO for Seberang Prai prison and its staff quarters will be extended for another 14 days from Nov 5 to 18.
“The Seberang Prai prison and its staff quarters still recorded new positive Covid-19 cases as of Nov 1. As such, MKN has agreed to continue the EMCO in the area.”