KUALA LUMPUR JULY 20: The government is considering making compulsory on the people to put on facial mask and pay higher amount of summons on those who fail to comply with the standard operating procedure (SOP) once the study has been completed.
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said, the stricter regulations are to be enforced on the people in order to prevent COVID-19 cases from spreading further in the country.
Muhyiddin also warns all family members and community leaders to remind each other to adhere to social distancing, put on facial mask and avoid crowded places in order to break the transmission of COVID-19 infections.
Muhyiddin said, the COVID-19 pandemic is not over even though under the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) the people have started to work as most of the economic sectors have resumed operations.
“I am surprised to see some people shook hands and hugged each other when they met and by right they should adhere to social distancing and follow the new norms.
“In case of the community leaders like the village headman and the committee members, they can make visits to shops and stalls where the villagers gather to see whether they adhere to social distancing and put on face masks when in public places,” said Muhyiddin in his special speech on the current COVID-19 situation in the country that was telecasted live via TV1 and other media today.
The Prime Minister said, everybody should be responsible for his/her own health and others in the community.
He said, in Movement Control Order (MCO) lockdown that lasted three months, the people were disciplined as the enforcement authorities were strict and the COVID-19 managed to be reduced to one figure for several days.
“Even though the COVID-19 cases are low in Malaysia but I am worried with 13 new clusters being formed within RMCO enforcement period. For example the Kuala Lumpur Restaurant Cluster was formed since July 6 and Stutong Cluster since July 18.
“Since July 7, four new clusters have been formed which was detected from those who came back from overseas that is Sarawak Cluster that involved three cases, in Melaka they were 5 cases , three cases in Terengganu Cluster and two cases in Kuala Lumpur Cluster,” Muhyiddin reiterated.-Malaysia World News