Filming, interstate marriage, childcare centres allowed

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Filming production may resume its operation beginning 10 June by adhering to the SOP
Filming production may resume its operation beginning 10 June by adhering to the SOP

By Manzaidi Mohd Amin

KUALA LUMPUR – The Special Ministers Meeting on the implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO) has approved the filming production to resume beginning 10 June.

However, they need to adhere with the standard operating procedures (SOP) throughout the shooting.

Senior Minister (Security Cluster), Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, they need to abide with social distancing, no mass gathering is allowed and practice personal hygiene at all time.

   Senior Minister (Security Cluster), Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob  PIX:  HAZROL ZAINAL / MalaysiaGazette / 23 SEPTEMBER 2019.

Senior Minister (Security Cluster), Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob
PIX: HAZROL ZAINAL / MalaysiaGazette / 23 SEPTEMBER 2019.

“Starting 10 June, all film and drama productions can begin filming however, they must adhere to the SOP determined by the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the National Security Council (MKN),” he said during a news conference today.

Besides filming, Ismail Sabri said that interstate marriage will also be permitted. However, the couples need to obtain the approval at the police station.

He said, the meeting had also approved interstate travel for the solemnisation of marriage, according to the SOP of now exceeding 20 people, practicing social distancing and not shake hands.

“The meeting also approved the application of wedding photographers to begin their operation today. However, this activity is only limited to pre-wedding photoshoots and the solemnisation of the marriage, according to the SOP.

“Wedding ceremonies are still not allowed,” he said.

Nevertheless, Ismail Sabri said that the decision for barbershops, hair salons and night markets will be discussed this Saturday.

“We will look into their SOP first. If it fits the regulations set by the Ministry of Health, a decision to allow its operation or not will be made.

“The same goes to congregational prayers. Some suggested for the number of congregation to follow the space at the mosques with the social distancing of one metre. However, we will let the Ministry of Religious Affairs to present it this Saturday,” he said. –MalaysiaGazette

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