Health Ministry: CMCO not just for red zones, depends on risk assessment

Hariz Mohd

Modified 5 Nov 2020, 12:24 pm

The Health Ministry will no longer wait for an area to become a Covid-19 red zone before advising the government to impose a conditional movement control order (CMCO).

According to the ministry's director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, they would instead rely on risk assessment by health experts to determine whether there is the need to impose movement controls on a location that has a Covid-19 outbreak.

"We have now introduced another colour code, which is orange zone. So, the Health Ministry is no longer waiting for an area to turn into a red zone to declare CMCO...

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