Meanwhile, Kedah, Negeri Sembilan and Perak will move from the CMCO to a Recovery MCO (RMCO) for the same period; and the RMCO in Putrajaya, Melaka, Pahang and more will be extended till 31 March.
Malaysia has extended the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO/PKPB) in Selangor, KL, Johor, Penang and Kelantan by two weeks, starting from 19 March (Friday) till 31 March 2021 (Wednesday).
Explaining this in a press conference announcing the above, and cited by New Straits Times, Senior Minister (Security Cluster), Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said: "Selangor still remains under CMCO because most of the localities are still classified as red zones… all districts in Kuala Lumpur are also still red zones with an average 103 cases reported every day.
"Only 31.5% of Johor and 33.3% of Kelantan had turned green, with a majority still either red or orange zones while cases in Penang is on uptrend, hence, these three states also have to be under CMCO."
He added that Kedah, Negeri Sembilan and Perak, which were previously under the CMCO - will now be placed under the Recovery MCO (RMCO/PKPP) for the same two weeks. Along with this, the ongoing RMCO/PKPP in Labuan, Melaka, Pahang, Perlis, Putrajaya, Sabah and Terengganu will be extended, also from 19 to 31 March.
Meanwhile, the state of Sarawak began its extended CMCO yesterday (16 March), and it will end on Monday, 29 March.
On Monday, the National Security Council (NSC/MKN) released a set of updated SOPs for states which are undergoing the CMCO. These include guidelines on employees travelling across CMCO/RMCO areas for work, general cross-district travel, permitted activities, and more.
Guidelines for employees, MICE-related activities, meetings and seminars
Employee movement: Movement out of/into PKPB/CMCO areas, MCO/PKP, Recovery MCO (RMCO/PKPP) areas is allowed for employment. The movement of employees is subject to the employer's confirmation letter/employee pass or operating approval letter/business licenCe from the local authority (for the self employed).
While this is so, movement to PKPD area is not allowed.
The attendance capacity of employees in the public service is based on the Circular/Instruction of the Public Service Department (JPA); while for the private sector, it is based on 30% for the management and the number of operating/support employees set by the employer.
Vehicles carrying employees, including private vehicles, are allowed to operate in compliance with SOPs.
MICE-related activities: Business events related to meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions are allowed to operate at 50% of the capacity of the premises, by complying with physical distancing, mandatory wearing of face masks, and based on the PKPB MICE SOP.
Meetings: Face-to-face meetings for official business/work held in offices, hotels and other institutions are permitted in compliance with physical distancing, mandatory wearing of face masks and only 50% of meeting room capacity.
Meetings are encouraged to be held via video conferencing.
Seminars: All seminars/conferences/workshops/courses/trainings/talks/exhibitions are allowed to operate at 50% of the capacity of the premises by complying with physical distancing, mandatory wearing of face masks, and based on the General SOP of the Implementation of Official Government and Private Councils.