KUALA LUMPUR – The government has agreed to enforce Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya effective from 12.01am on October 14 to October 27, said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
According to him, the decision was reached at a special National Security Council (MKN) meeting chaired by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today after receiving the advice of the Health Ministry (MoH) and taking into consideration the increasing cases and spread of COVID-19 such as in Klang, Petaling and Gombak.
All areas and districts in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor will fall under the CMCO.
“Movements across districts, would not be allowed. However, workers who need to cross districts need to show work pass or letter of approval by the employer,” he said during a live address from his home via Ministry of Defence Facebook site on October 12.
Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said those who need to pass through Selangor and Kuala Lumpur to other states, are advised to obtain approval from a nearby police station before starting their journey.
He said all schools, institutions of higher learning, kindergartens, nurseries, tahfiz centres, public parks and recreational centres would be closed and only two persons would be allowed from one household to go out to purchase necessities.
Ismail Sabri said mosques, suraus and non-Muslim houses of worship are also closed, while all sport, recreational, social and cultural activities as well as wedding and engagement ceremonies would also not be allowed.
Apart from that, he said entertainment centres and night clubs are also not allowed.
However, Ismail Sabri said all economic, industry and manufacturing activities in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya are still allowed to operate as usual following the set standard operating procedures (SOP).
On October 13, MKN released detailed guidelines and SOPs for the public to adhere during this period.
Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob told a press briefing that businesses such as food outlets are allowed to operate from 6am to 10pm throughout the CMCO period.
“This include restaurants, food stalls, food truck, roadside hawkers, food court, food centre, food kiosks, grocery and convenience stores,” he said in his daily security briefing here.
However, he encourages the residents in the CMCO areas to purchase food via drive-through, delivery or take away only.
“Dine-in is allowed, but it is only limited to two person in one table with standard operating procedures on food sectors need to be follows strictly,” he said.
“Daily market operations are between 6am to 2pm only. Wholesale market operations are between 4am to 2pm only.
“While farmers market operation is from 6am to 12pm and night market operations are between 4pm to 10pm,” he added.
However, he stressed that farmers markets and night markets need to follow strict SOPs which has been set and will be monitored by the People’s Volunteer Corps (Rela).
For petrol stations, Ismail Sabri said that the operation hour is from 6am to 10pm, expect for the ones located in highways, which are allowed to operate 24 hours.
He added that public transportation such as stage bus, express bus, light rail transit (LRT), taxi and e-hailing are also allowed to operate.
“For taxi and e-hailing services, we have limited to only two passengers at time and food delivery are allowed to operate from 6am to 12am.
“However, for vehicles which provide services to workers, they are allowed to bring their passengers as usual,” he said.