KUALA LUMPUR, 7 June 2020 – The conditional movement control order (CMCO) will end as scheduled on Tuesday (June 9), with the recovery movement control order (RMCO) slated to take place from June 10 to Aug 31.
In a televised address, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the new RMCO will allow for more activities to be carried out. These include:
- Interstate travel will be allowed, except for areas under an enhanced movement control order (EMCO).
- Training activities for sports teams, and non-contact sports such as bowling, badminton, archery and shooting.
- Motorcycle convoys and group bicycle rides.
- Schools will be opened in phases, with the Ministry of Education (MOE) and Ministry of Health (MOH) providing further details.
- Business operations will return as normal, with adherence to the necessary standard operating procedures (SOPs).
- Hari Raya Aidiladha and sacrifice rites will be allowed under the SOPs provided by religious authorities. For group prayers and religious activities in mosques and other houses of worship, more people will be allowed into services, with the government to provide guidance on this soon.
- Haircuts and beauty treatments at salons.
- Open markets, morning markets, night markets, bazaars, food courts, hawker centres, food trucks and food stalls will be allowed.
- Commercial activities that involve sales and promotional activities outside of business premises.
- Museum visits, indoor busking, self-service laundry facilities, recreational finishing and film shoots.
- Meetings and workshops can be done so long as they follow health and safety protocols and optimise space.
- Pubs, nightclubs, entertainment centres, reflexology centres, karaoke centres, theme parks, mass religious gatherings, mass social gatherings, open houses and other activities which involve large amounts of people in one place.
- Sports competitions or games that require mass gatherings of supporters in stadiums, swimming pools and public swimming pools are still not allowed, with contact sports such as rugby, wrestling, boxing, football, basketball and hockey not allowed as well.
- Foreign travel.
“If we can all be disciplined, I believe that our control of the virus will continue and we can enter the normalisation phase after Aug 31 until a vaccine for COVID-19 has been found.
“That said, I wish to remind everyone that if there is a sudden rise in COVID-19 cases during this time, the government will not hesitate to enforce an EMCO or semi-EMCO in areas that are affected. I hope we can continue to be disciplined to avoid an increase in COVID-19 cases,” said the Prime Minister.