KUALA LUMPUR JULY 1: Selangor and the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur have been imposed with Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) from 3rd July until 16th July 2021 following high infection trend with Selangor recording average daily cases of 1,800-1,900 while Kuala Lumpur with 600 to 1,000.
Senior and Defence Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, all the districts in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur have recorded COVID-19 cases more than 12.1/100,000 people.
Ismail said the data projection of the infectivity rate (R-naught) in the two states is around 1.0 and did not show a decreasing trend.
This is a worrying situation taking into consideration the dense population and the transmission of three new aggressive variants namely Beta B.1.351 (South Africa), Delta B.1.617.2 (India) and Alpha N.1.1.7 (UK).
“After discussing with various agencies and based on the risk analysis carried out by Ministry of Health (MOH), the National Security Council (MKN) had decided to impose EMCO in the sub-districts in Selangor and several localities in Kuala Lumpur for two weeks until 16th July 2021,” Ismail said in a statement here today.
He said only factories producing rice, bread, sugar, cooking oil, wheat, fresh milk, baby formula, medicine and face masks will be allowed to operate throughout the EMCO.
“The households in the EMCO areas are not allowed to get out of their houses except one person to buy necessities within the radius of 10 kilometres from the house.
“MOH will carry out targeted screening tests on all households in the affected areas. Inter-state/district travel for COVID-19 vaccination will be allowed by showing the appointment particulars at MySejahtera apps website or SMS.
“Airports and sea ports are allowed to operate while transportation activities such as train, commuter, airport bus, taxis, ferry and e-hailing are allowed to operate with 50 per cent capacity,” Ismail added.
However, Ismail said only two persons including the driver are allowed in a taxi and e-hailing.
Ismail said, there should be no movement after 8.00pm outside the house except for emergency or permission from the Royal Police Malaysia (RPM).
Only essential services are allowed to operate from 8.00 am until 8.00pm such as utilities, cleaning and sewages.
Permission will be granted only to essential services and official government job with a letter certified from the employer or certified worker’s pass.
Workers not in the essential services are not allowed to go out from the EMCO areas and cannot work throughout EMCO instead the employer should allow them to work from home.
Workers from the essential services, factories and business premises that are allowed to operate can use the MITI letter that has been released before.
Restaurant, shop/food stall, food truck, roadside trader, mobile trader, food stall at the roadside/kiosk is allowed to operate from 8.00am until 8.00pm.
Only take away food, drive through and food delivery are allowed. Grocery shops, convenience shops are allowed to operate from 8.00am until 8.00pm.
Meanwhile, petrol stations are allowed to operate between 6.00am until 8.00pm except on the highways operating 24 hours.
The wholesale markets are allowed to operate from 12.00am until 6.00am, public market, agriculture market (PTK) and MyFarm Outlet (MFO) are allowed to operate from 6.00am until 2.00pm.
Any sports, social, recreational and cultural activities are not allowed.
Ismail said, the standard operating procedure (SOP) listed above is part of the full SOP and it is applicable during the implementation of EMCO in the sub-districts in Selangor and localities in Kuala Lumpur.
Details on SOP could be referred to MKN website at https://www.mkn.gov.my. –Malaysia World News