PUTRAJAYA JULY 19: The national vaccination rate has shown a positive growth and as such the government has agreed to make small changes on the standard operating procedure (SOP) under the National Recovery Plan (NRP) for Phase One and Two.
Deputy Prime Minister /Defence Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said,to increase national productivity the government allows the presence of 40 per cent capacity of staffs in the public sectors depending on the directive of the Chief Secretary to the Government.
Ismail said, the accountancy services are also allowed to operate with 60 per cent capacity of staffs present.
“Operation time for daily and public market is extended from 6.00am until 4.00pm subject to the local authorities (PBT) decision while adhering to the standard operating procedure (SOP) and the monitoring from the RELA personnel or PBT.
“The Controlled Fresh Market ((PST) will be extended from 7.00am until 2.00pm,” Ismail said in a statement here today.
He added, cycling activities and individual game are allowed in the neighbourhood areas only provided the physical distancing is 2-3 metres.
However ports, airports and logistic sectors are allowed to operate 24 hours.Ismail also highlighted that the mine and quarry are allowed to operate with 60 per cent workers’ capacity subject to the SOP for the industry.
This is to fulfill the requirement of the critical projects involving repair and construction of roads , roads in the rural areas and at the federal level.In the Phase Two of the NRP, Ismail said, filming outside the studio is allowed by adhering to strict SOP.
The business premises operation time is from 6.00am until 10.00pm including specialty stores (petrol stations).
On another development, the government has imposed the Enhanced MovementControl Order (EMCO) on 26 localities nationwide effective 21st July until 3rd August 2021.
It includes two localities in Kemaman; Kuala Dungun, Terengganu (10); Kota Kinabalu (4); Papar (1); Putatan (1); Penampang (2); Sipitang (1); Raub (3); and Lipis,Pahang (2).Ismail added, yesterday the Task Force Compliance Operation Team had checked on 1,539 factories, 14,945 business premises, 508 construction sites and 190 workers/ hostels nationwide.
From the checking, 31 premises involvingfactories, business premises and construction sites were directed to close down for failing to comply with the SOP set by the government.
Meanwhile, in the Task Force Compliance Operation yesterday, 541 individualshad been detained for not adhering to the SOP and from that 492 individuals were issued with compounds while 20 others were remanded and 29 on bail. –Malaysia World News