NORILA DAUDPUTRAJAYA: The government has decided to restrict the entry of long term pass holders from India, Indonesia and the Philippines effective from September7 following the surge of new COVID-19 cases in these countries.
Security and Senior Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, the restriction to stop the entry to the country includes a) Permanent residents; b) The Malaysia My Second Home Programme Pass holder (MM2H); c) All categories of expatriates including Professional Visit Pass (PLIK); d) Resident Pass; e) Wife or Husband to Malaysian (Spouse Visa); e)Students from the threecountries .
“The decision was made with the advice of the Ministry of Health (MOH) to avoid the transmission of COVID-19 via imported cases,” said Ismail at the press conference held here (Sept 1).
In another development, Ismail said the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) that was imposed in Aman Jaya, Kedah from August 28 will be effective until September 10.Ismail added, MOH had screened test 12,533 from 22,360 individuals in the three affected zones namely, Kenanga, Mawar and Melur.
The Minister had requested the people to cooperate and adhere to the directives of MOH and the Royal Police Malaysia (RPM) throughout the EMCO.
Meanwhile, the Compliance Operation Task Force headed by the RPM had detained 778 individuals for not complying with the EMCO directives.From those detained, 98 individuals had been remanded; seven were on bail and673 individuals had been compounded.
Among the non-compliance activities committed included: a) Activities that made social distancing difficult to comply (127); b) Failing to record customers’particulars (14); c) Activities in the pub/night club (600); d) Failing to adhere to quarantine order (2); e) Premises operating beyond permitted time (12); f) Operating business without license (7); g) failing to put on face mask (16).
Ismail said, RPM will request the assistance from the local authorities to imposestrict actions including withdrawing the operating permits to entertainment premises operating beyond the permitted time. –Malaysia World News