MCO in six states beginning 13 Jan, midnight – PM

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A family in Kampung Baru, Kuala Lumpur is watching the special address by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on the implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO) to curb the spread of Covid-19. PIX: HAZROL ZAINAL / MalaysiaGazette / 11 JANUARY 2021.
A family in Kampung Baru, Kuala Lumpur is watching the special address by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on the implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO) to curb the spread of Covid-19. PIX: HAZROL ZAINAL / MalaysiaGazette / 11 JANUARY 2021.

By Manzaidi Mohd Amin

KUALA LUMPUR – The government has decided to implement the Movement Control Order (MCO) for a 14-day period beginning 12.01 am on Wednesday, 13 January until 26 January.

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said, the MCO would involve three implementation phases, namely, the MCO in six states such as Penang, Selangor, Federal Territories (Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan), Melaka, Johor and Sabah.

According to him, the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) will be implemented in six other states like Pahang, Perak, Negeri Sembilan, Kedah, Terengganu and Kelantan.

Meanwhile, the Recovery Movement Control Order (CMCO) will be implemented in Perlis and Sarawak.

He said, the MCO is implemented on high risk states based on the risk assessment by the Ministry of Health (MOH) and its healthcare services are near its maximum capacity.

“MOH will make continuous risk assessment to decide if the MCO should be ended or continued prior to the end of the two-week period.

“To reduce the risk of infection and to break the Covid-19 chain, social activities which involve mass gathering such as wedding feasts, conferences, religious parade including Thaipusam, meetings, seminars, courses and group sports will not be allowed at all.

“However, for states under the RMCO, social activities are allowed under stringent SOP compliance,” he said during the special address today.

With the implementation of the MCO, Muhyiddin said that interstate and inter-district travel will not be allowed nationwide. Thus, roadblocks will be set up beginning 12.01 am on Wednesday, 13 January.

“For states under MCO, movements are limited to 10 kilometre radius only. For the purpose of purchasing essential items from the nearby supermarket or grocery stores, only two members from the same family are allowed to leave home and be in the same vehicle.

“Any individual who violates this would be issued the maximum RM1,000 compound,” he said. –MalaysiaGazette

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