Interstate travel and more social activities allowed under RMCO from June 10 till August 31

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PUTRAJAYA JUNE 7: The government has decided to enforce the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) starting from June 10 until August 31, 2020, to replace the Conditional MCO that will end on June 9.

Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said, the RMCO will enable the people to lead their daily lives and activities in a less restriction conditions amidst complying with the standard operating procedure (SOP).

Muhyiddin said, under RMCO, inter-state travel will be permitted except in areas that have been imposed with Enhanced MCO.

“I would like to remind those who are meeting their aged parents in the home towns to adhere to the SOPs. They have to secure optimum personal hygiene by washing the hands frequently with water and soap.

“Remember your old parents are vulnerable to COVID-19 and while being happy with them, the responsibility to protect them against the infections is also very important,” Muhyiddin said in his special deliberation on RMCO that was live telecasted on TV1 today.

The Prime Minister added, during the enforcement of RMCO, almost all social activities, education, religions, businesses, economic sectors will resume in stages by complying with the SOPs.

Besides those activities, Muhyiddin said, commercial activities involving sales and marketing outside the premises will also be allowed. This includes permission to visit the museums, indoor busking, self- laundrette services, recreational fishing and filming activities.

“Holding meetings and conducting workshops are also permitted provided the health protocols are being adhered besides optimising the spaces allocated,” said the Prime Minister.

Muhyiddin also announced that sports activities without physical contacts such as bowling, badminton, shooting, archery, cycling and motorcycling convoys are also allowed.

However he said, sports and games that involve big crowd and supporters in the stadiums, swimming pools besides rugby, wrestling, boxing, football and basketball are not allowed.

“The people are also encouraged to bring their families for domestic tourism while conforming to the new norms. To go overseas is not allowed at the moment as the government is still closing the borders.

“For the Muslims, they are allowed to celebrate the Aidiladha and perform the “qurban ibadah” by following the SOPs,” Muhyiddin reiterated.

The Prime Minister also stressed that the implementation of the RMCO is based on seven strategies which include strengthening of public’s health; law and enforcements; strengthening of border controls, complete openings of economic sectors; adaptation to the new norms; empowerment of the community’s responsibilities and protecting the high risk groups

Muhyiddin added, the strategies will be implemented via the Special Ministers’ Committee on the Implementation of RMCO chaired by the Security and Senior Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob while the state government will be implemented via the committee set by the Menteri Besar and Chief Ministers.

“The implementation needs the support of all levels from the federal and state government to the private sectors, non-governmental organisations (NGO) leaders and community’s chiefs. –Malaysia World News

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