The CMCO extension will begin on 15 April, while the RMCO extension will take effect today (13 April). Meanwhile, gatherings for breaking of fasts will be allowed during the Ramadan season, in compliance with the relevant SOPs.
Malaysia has once again extended its movement control orders (MCOs) by two weeks, Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced on Monday (12 April).
In particular, the Conditional MCO (CMCO/PKPB) in Johor, Kelantan, Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Selangor will last from 15 to 28 April 2021; while the Recovery MCO (RMCO/PKPP) in Kedah, Labuan, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Perlis, Putrajaya and Sabah will be in effect from 13 to 28 April 2021.
At the same time, the extended CMCO/PKPB in Sarawak will be in place from 13 April to 28 April 2021, and National Security Council (MKN) has also shared a set of updated SOPs to note in the state.
Meanwhile, Senior Minister Ismail Sabri has shared that during the Ramadan season, Malaysia will now allow gatherings for breaking of fasts, but in compliance with the relevant standard operating procedures (SOPs).
- For sessions held in halls or hotel ballrooms, attendance should be kept at 50% of the location's capacity in CMCO/PKPB areas, and 100% of the location's capacity in RMCO/PKPP areas.
- For Ramadan buffets held in restaurants and coffee houses, attendance can be at 100%, or according to the size of the premises, in compliance with the relevant SOPs and physical distancing measures.
In its daily update yesterday, MKN shared that Malaysia recorded 1,317 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday, taking the total in the nation to 362,173 cases.