KUALA LUMPUR MAR.30: The Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) that was imposed on six states including Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Johor, Pulau Pinang and Kelantan will be extended from 1st – 14th April while Sarawak on 30th March until 12th April 2021.
Senior and Defence Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, the CMCO is extended in those states due to reasons such as red zones still exist even though the COVID-19 cases are on the decreasing trend.
Meanwhile, the Recovery MCO (RMCO) that was imposed on 10 states/territories namely Perlis, Kedah (except Kuala Muda on CMCO), Pahang, Perak, Putrajaya, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan (except Seremban on CMCO), Terengganu, Sabah and Labuan will also be extended following the same date.
“Inter-district travel is allowed in all the states under CMCO and RMCO except for Sabah and Sarawak as it was the state governments’ decision,” said Ismail at a press conference held here today.
However, Ismail said, inter-state travel is only allowed for tourism activities between RMCO states via the green travel bubble concept using the companies and tourism agents registered with the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MOTAC).
On another development, Ismail said, the government has allowed the foreign house helpers/maids who possess a visa and stranded in the village as a result of the closure of the borders to return to Malaysia provided they apply through My Travel Pass.
Ismail added, after getting the permission, they will have to go for screening test and compulsory quarantine following the standard operating procedure (SOP) set by the government and quarantine costs will be borne by the employer.
Following the appeal made by the Association of Foreign Maids’ Agency, the government has agreed to allow the agencies to process the application of the maids as it takes three to four months to be ready.
“Their entry to Malaysia however depends on the opening of the borders or with the permission of the Home Affairs Ministry,” Ismail said.-Malaysia World News