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Conditional MCO for KL, S'gor, Putrajaya and Sabah

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Modified 13 Oct 2020, 12:14 am

COVID-19 | A conditional movement control order (MCO) will be imposed in Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Selangor and the whole of Sabah

Previously, only six districts in Sabah were subjected to conditional MCO while four other districts were placed under the stricter targeted enhanced MCO.

The measure will be imposed in Sabah at midnight tonight (Oct 13) while for the rest, it will be effective at midnight tomorrow (Oct 14).

Most industries will be allowed to operate normally but schools, daycares, places of worship, parks, sporting activities, social activities, weddings and entertainment outlets are off-limits.

Inter-district travel is only allowed for work purposes with proper identification issued by employers.

The full list of barred activities for Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Selangor, according to the press briefing by Senior Minister (security cluster) Ismail Sabri Yaakob are as follows:

  • Crossing district borders, unless for work purposes.
  • Having more than two persons commuting together for grocery shopping.
  • All forms of schooling - primary, secondary, tertiary, training institutes, childcare centres, kindergartens and tahfiz schools.
  • Parks and recreation centres.
  • Visiting houses of worship.
  • All sporting, recreational, social and cultural events, including weddings.
  • Entertainment outlets.

According to an NSC spokesperson, further rules for Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Putrajaya will be announced in due time.

There are additional restrictions to the above for the territory of Sabah:

  • Dawn-to-dusk rule (6am-6pm) for grocery shops, restaurants, food outlets, petrol stations, pharmacies and medical halls.
  • Dine-in customers are not allowed.
  • Wholesale and daily markets are only allowed to operate between 6am and 2pm.
  • Taxis and e-hailing services can only operate between 6am and 8pm.
  • All small and medium industries are required to seek permission in order to operate.

As of noon yesterday, Malaysia had 4,587 active cases of Covid-19 - a new record.

Most of the active cases are in Sabah (2,783). Selangor has 278 active cases followed by Kuala Lumpur (34) and Putrajaya (13).

As of today, schools in Klang and Petaling district have been suspended.

For a list of verified locations that are reported to be affected today, click here

Kedah is not on the conditional MCO list, despite having 1,305 active cases as of yesterday.

The vast majority of active cases (92 percent) in the state are believed to involved inmates and wardens at the Alor Setar jail, which is already under strict lockdown.

As of noon yesterday, there were six districts in Kedah that had between 1-20 active cases and one district (Kubang Pasu) with between 21-40 active cases.


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