Following this, all Malaysian states, excluding Sarawak, will be under the MCO, Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Ismail Sabri Yaakob said. The current SOPs that have been set out by the Government will still apply.

Effective this Friday (22 January 2021), six more Malaysian states - Kedah, Perak, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Terengganu and Perlis - will be placed under the MCO, up till 4 February 2021 (Thursday).

Following this, all Malaysian states, excluding Sarawak, will be undergoing the MCO, Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Ismail Sabri Yaakob said in a press conference yesterday.

In a press conference yesterday (19 January), Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Ismail Sabri Yaakob said six more states - Kedah, Perak, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Terengganu and Perlis - will be placed under the MCO starting Friday and up till Thursday, 4 February 2021.

The current SOPs that have been set out by the Government will still apply, and an excerpt can be found below:


The Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) is responsible for exercising control over local areas of infection with the help of the Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM), Civil Defence Force (APM) and the People's Volunteer Corps (RELA).

The entry and exit routes of the PKP area have been closed and entry will be controlled by the PDRM. All residents in the PKP area are not allowed to leave their homes/residences.

  • Only two household representatives are allowed to go out only to obtain food supplies, medicine, dietary supplements and basic necessities within a radius not exceeding 10 kilometers from his residence, or to the place closest to his residence if the supply of such necessities is not within a radius of 10 kilometers from his residence.

  • A maximum of three persons including patients are allowed to go out to seek health or medical care services within a radius not exceeding 10 kilometers from their residence, or to the place closest to their residence if the health or medical services are not within a radius of 10 kilometers from their residence.

  • Students and candidates who are sitting for the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) Examination, Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM), Sijil Vokasional Malaysia (SVM), Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM), Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM), Diploma Vocational Malaysia (DVM), Special School Admission Assessment for Form 1 and Form 4 and equivalent international examinations are allowed to attend schools across PKP or PKPB or PKPP areas.

    This will be according to the school calendar set by the Ministry of Education Malaysia (MOE) with confirmation documents from MOE. Students can be accompanied by a guardian while in commute.

All activities other than those listed in the list of essential services (see below) are not allowed.

  • Restaurants, shops / food stalls, food trucks, roadside hawkers, circulating hawkers, food court / hawker center, roadside food stalls / kiosks, grocery stores and convenience stores are allowed to operate between 6am to 8pm daily.

  • Food supply or sale activities are only allowed by take-home, drive or delivery, only from 6am to 8pm.

  • Hospitals, clinics and medical laboratories can operate for up to 24 hours or under an operating license. Pharmacies can operate from 6am to 8pm.

  • Shops selling daily necessities can operate from 6am to 8pm.

  • Petrol stations can operate from 6am to 10pm, except petrol stations on the highway which can operate for up to 24 hours.

  • Daily markets and farmers' markets can operate from 7am to 2pm

  • Wholesale markets can operate from 12am to 6am and 11am to 4pm.

  • Pet food clinics and shops are allowed to operate from 6am to 8pm.

  • Laundry services, except self-service laundry, are allowed from 6am to 8pm.

All sectors in the list of essential services registered with the relevant Ministries / Agencies can operate during the PKP period. Employee movement is subject to registration / an operating approval letter and employee pass / employer confirmation letter.

Movement for official Government business must be accompanied by an employer confirmation document. The attendance capacity of employees for such services should be limited to employees who need to be physically present to the workplace for the purpose of performing duties.

Other categories of employees in the service should be able to work from home. (Employers are responsible for classifying categories to reduce the number of people in the workplace to the necessary rate).

Face-to-face meetings involving Government and private agencies with external parties must be done through video conferencing.

Read the full set of SOPs here


 

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Lead image / Screenshot of press conference video, National Security Council's Facebook

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