Malaysia has reimposed the conditional movement control order (CMCO) in four regions - Selangor, WP Kuala Lumpur, WP Putrajaya, and the entire state of Sabah.

In his daily security briefing, Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Ismail Sabri Yaakob said that the decision to reimpose the CMCO comes after taking advice from the Ministry of Health, and taking into account the increase in cases in those regions. 

The CMCO in Selangor, WP Kuala Lumpur, WP Putrajaya will be effective from 12.01am, 14 October 2020 to 27 October 2020. While the CMCO for the state of Sabah has taken effect at 12.01am today (13 October 2020), and will be implemented till 26 October 2020. 

In a Facebook post, he noted that prior to this, several districts in Sabah have already implemented the CMCO, namely in Lahad Datu, Tawau, Kunak and Semporna, Kota Kinabalu Zone which includes Penampang and Putatan. 

Further, cross-district control throughout Sabah has been enforced since 3 October 2020, with only government employees and those involved with necessary services allowed to cross districts, subject to the approval from the Royal Malaysia Police.

In line with the reimposed CMCO, the following SOPs must be observed: 

  • Movement in and out of the district is not allowed. However, for employees who need to cross the district, they need to show a work pass or letter of permission from the employer.
  • Only 2 people from a house are allowed to go out to buy necessities.
  • All schools, institutions of higher learning, skills training institutes, kindergartens, nurseries, tahfiz centres, public parks and recreation centres must be closed.
  • Mosques and suraus as well as non-Muslim houses of worship must be closed.
  • All sports, recreational, social and cultural activities including weddings and engagements are not allowed.
  • Entertainment centres and nightclubs are also not allowed to operate.

However, all economic, industrial and manufacturing activities are still allowed to operate as usual in Selangor, WP Kuala Lumpur, WP Putrajaya, with more details and SOPs to be announced by the Malaysian National Security Council on a later date.

In the state of Sabah, all economic, industrial and manufacturing activities are still allowed to operate as usual but must comply with the strict SOPs that have been issued by the Malaysian National Security Council.

For instance: 

  • Forms market, daily markets can only operate between 6.00 am to 2.00 pm.
  • Goods stores and grocery stores can open from 6.00 am to 6.00 pm.
  • Restaurants, eateries, stalls, and convenience stores are allowed to operate from 6.00 am to 6.00 pm. However, it is limited to by-vehicle purchase, delivery and take away.
  • Gas station operations are allowed from 6.00 am to 6.00 pm.
  • Taxi / e-hailing and food delivery services are also allowed from 6.00 am to 8.00 pm.
  • Pharmacies and drug stores are allowed to operate as usual, from 6.00 am to 6.00 pm.
  • Operations of government clinics and hospitals are allowed 24 hours.
  • Fisheries, plantation, agriculture sectors are allowed.
  • Express buses and non-stop buses are not allowed to operate.

Business and manufacturing sectors including Small and Medium Industries (SMIs) who want to operate can apply from the Sabah State Disaster Management Committee.

Photo / Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Ismail Sabri Yaakob's Facebook post

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