Inter-district/state travel banned for 4 weeks in MCO localities, Ramadan and Aidilfitri Bazaars closed effective May 10

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KUALA LUMPUR MAY 9: The government has decided not to allow inter-district/state travel in localities imposed with Movement Control Order (MCO) for four weeks effective 10th May until 6th June 2021 provided permission from the police is granted.

Senior and Defence Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, all economic activities will resume as usual with a more stringent standard operating procedure (SOP) in MCO localities and changes will be made from time to time.

Ismail said among activities not allowed to be held within the four weeks include “kenduri,” wedding, celebration, educational and economic activities that will lead to gathering and public congestion.

“Official and face-to face social events organized by the government and private sectors are also not permitted but the decision will be reviewed after two weeks,” Ismail said in a statement here today.

Ismail also announced that all Ramadan Bazaar and Aidilfitri Bazaar will be closed effective 10th May 2021(Monday). However Ramadan Bazaar listed in the Hotspots Identification for Dynamic Engagement (HIDE) system will be closed for three days with immediate effect.

Regarding sports and recreational activities, Ismail said, the government permits non-physical activities with social distancing at least 1.5 metres in open areas for health purposes.

On the other hand, premises listed under the HIDE after being identified as risky location for COVID-19 transmission will be directed to close for three days with immediate effect.

“The Royal Police Malaysia (RPM), Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs and the local authorities will monitor the enforcement activities in the premises under the HIDE system.

“To avoid confusion, all decisions on the implementation of MCO in any locality will be announced by the Federal Government after the National Security Council’s (NSC) meeting,” Ismail said.

On another development, Ismail said targeted MCO has been imposed on several states including Kedah, Selangor, Johor and the latest Pulau Pinang and Pahang following several areas in the related states have changed to red zones.

“This is also due to the critical trend of COVID-19 cases in addition to the discovery of new variants of COVID-19 in the country,” Ismail said. –Malaysia World News


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