The Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) in the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Sabah and Selangor will be extended, starting today (7 December 2020) till 20 December 2020, announced Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. 

In a Facebook post, Ismail Sabri noted that within Selangor, the CMCO has ended in the district of Sabak Syr, Hulu Selangor and Kuala Selangor, with these areas returning to the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO).

In a media conference on Saturday (5 December 2020), he provided additional updates on the CMCO as follows. 

CMCO ends in Perak, except for four areas

Taking into account the advice and risk assessment of the Ministry of Health, the CMCO for Perak has been lifted yesterday (6 December 2020) as scheduled. 

However, three districts - Kinta district and Mukim Teja (Kampar district), Mukim Changkat Jong (Hilir Perak district), and Langkap Immigration Detention Depot and Quarters, Hilir Perak District - will see the CMCO extended, starting today (7 December 2020) till 20 December 2020.

Termination of CMCO in Zone B and Zone C Taman Meru 2C, Ipoh

The previously extended CMCO in Zone B and Zone C Taman Meru 2C, Ipoh, Perak has been lifted on 5 December 2020. This comes after confirmation from the Ministry of Health (MOH) that the cases in this locality are under control. 

The CMCO had earlier been extended for seven days, from 4 December 2020, and was scheduled to end on 10 December 2020. 

PKPD Complete Immigration Detention Depot With Quarters, Lower Perak District

On the advice and risk assessment by MOH, the government has agreed to implement CMCO at the Langkap Immigration Detention Depot and Quarters, Hilir Perak District, effective 6 December 2020 till 19 December 2020.

This will involve a total of 1,187 detainees, 161 staff and 57 family members.

Movement across states and districts without police permit now allowed, except EMCO areas

Effective today (7 December 2020), Malaysians will be able to cross states and districts nationwide without the need for police permits, Ismail Sabri announced in the same media conference on Saturday (5 December 2020).

According to a report by Bernama, this excludes the areas under the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO).

Ismail Sabri added that the government has also agreed that all vehicles are allowed to carry the number of passengers according to their permitted capacity from today.

“Police will also remove roadblocks from Dec 7 but would focus on compliance with the standard operating procedure (SOP),” he added. 

Ismail Sabri also noted that the standard operating procedures (SOP) for the tourism sector and the Work From Home (WFH) directive will be reviewed, following the announcement of the lifting of the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) in several states. 

According to a separate Bernama report, he said the matter would be scrutinised, with further discussions needed to identify permitted tourism activities.

As for WFH directive, the National Security Council (NSC)would discuss with the International Trade and Industry Ministry as well as the director-general of the civil service to examine the need to continue with it.

At the same time, the issue of the use of face shields in public places without face masks will be discussed with MOH.

Currently, permission to use face shields in public places was only granted for students at school, to reduce the burden on parents.

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