KUALA LUMPUR – The government has made it compulsory for employees in the private and public sectors under the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) areas to work from home beginning this Thursday.
Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, the decision taken by the National Security Council (MKN) is expected to involve almost one million employees from the managerial and supervisory positions in Sabah, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan.
“The order will be enforced beginning 22 October 2020 until the end of the CMCO in the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Labuan, Selangor and Sabah,” he said during a news conference today.
He said, the decision had to be taken as the Covid-19 positive cases in the areas especially Selangor and Sabah involving the employees cluster continue to rise. Therefore, it is necessary to tighten the movement in the area.
“MITI has also informed us that almost 800,000 workers in the industry sector from the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Labuan, Selangor and Sabah will be involved in this order.
“The order will also involve close to 200,000 civil servants in the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Labuan, Selangor and Sabah,” he added.
However, exemptions are given to work processes which require an employee to be on site such as those involved in finance and payment, enforcement, management and welfare services.
Therefore, Ismail Sabri said that the employers must issue exemption letters for the employees who need to be at their workplaces throughout the CMCO.
Employees who live in the red zones are required to go for swab test.
The Social Security Organisation (SOCSO) will cover the cost for those who contributed to the organisation. –MalaysiaGazette