MCO 3.0 extended till 28th June 2021

KUALA LUMPUR JUNE 11: The Movement Control Order (MCO) 3.0 will be extended another two weeks from 15th until 28th June 2021 as the daily new COVID-19 cases have reached on an average of 5,000 and yesterday 6,871 cases were recorded.

Senior and Defence Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, the government has decided to extend the MCO following the proposal presented by the Ministry of Health (MOH) at the National Security Council (MKN) Special Meeting chaired by the Prime Minister.

Ismail said the list of positive / negative and standard operating procedure (SOP) for every manufacturing activity, business and industry remains the same as announced earlier.

“The list could be referred to the website of the related ministries while the website of MKN could be assessed for further details.

“As the positive/negative and SOP are the same as before, I hope there will be no confusion in the SOP’s implementation. I do not want to see the people are affected due to the wrong interpretation made by enforcement officers relating to SOP on the ground,” Ismail said in a statement here today.

In another development Ismail said, Enhanced MCO (EMCO) will be imposed on the campus of Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) Sintok, Kedah effective 13th until 26th June 2021 due to 18 positive COVID-19 cases were detected from 208 screening tests carried out on the occupants of the university.

According to MOH, the infection rate of COVID-19 among the students is also high at the locality.

Ismail added, the EMCO is implemented to stop the entry and exit movements in the locality and to ensure there is no transmission of COVID-19 outside the campus and to enable MOH to monitor the students who are on quarantine.

Meanwhile several localities in Sabah are also imposed with EMCO due to the increase in COVID-19 cases and the positivity rate reaching 31.11 percent in the case of Kampung Kadazan, Tawau while in two localities namely Kampung Lobou 1 and Kampung Bukit Permai in Kota Kinabalu district, 15 cases were detected positive from 20 screening tests carried out in the two villages.

“EMCO is also imposed on Taman Villa Felcra Nambazan, Penampang, Sabah due to the rise in COVID-19 cases with high infectivity rate in the locality.

“The implementation of EMCO on all these localities will start 13th until 26th June 2021,” Ismail said.

Regarding the Task Force Compliance Operation, Ismail said, yesterday 828 individuals had been detained for SOP offences. From those detained, 759 had been issued with compounds while 68 were remanded.

Ismail said, among the offences committed include not wearing mask 162 cases, failing to record personal details/registration on entering premises (150), inter-states/district without permission /eating at the premises (134), no physical distancing (103), not adhering to the movement control directives (86), carrying more passengers (85) and others (98). – Malaysia World News

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