MCO 3.0: Seven million Malaysian workers have to work from home 

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PUTRAJAYA MAY 22: Almost seven million workers will be working from home following the government’s decision to allow only 20 percent of the public services and 60 percent from the private sectors to convene business in the offices and work places effective 25th May 2021.

Senior and Defence Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, the new directive has been decided at the National Security Council (NSC), Management of COVID-19 special meeting yesterday as an additional measure imposed on the social and economic sectors in the Movement Control Order (MCO) 3.0 implemented on 12th May 2021 to contain the COVID-19 infection.

Ismail said, with that directive about 750,000 or 80 percent of the government staffs will be working from home while 40 percent from the private sectors involving 6.1 million will be involved in the exercise.

He added the daily increasing trend of the infection in Malaysia and globally has forced the government to tighten the movement sanctions on the people with the aim to break the COVID-19 chain and to give space to the health system to render treatment more effectively.  

The Senior Minister added, the number of road blocks will also be increased nationwide to control the movements of the people and only be outside on important matters.

Ismail also emphasized that the government will also utilise the Hotspots Identification by Dynamic Engagement (HIDE) to identify the high risk areas such as shopping malls and factory sites.

He said, after the Ministry of Health (MOH) has carried out a risk analysis and on the business management, the areas if still on high risk will be closed immediately.   

“The passenger capacity of the sea and land public transportations (MRT, Komuter, public bus, LRT) is also reduced to 50 percent as well as the frequency of travels similar to what had been implemented in the MCO 1.0.

“Business operations will start at 8.00am until 8.00pm for restaurants, food stalls, food trucks, food kiosks and this includes packed food, drive in and delivery services. The business time also applies to retail shops, convenience stores and daily needs’ shops,” Ismail said at the press conference held here today with Director General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah.

Meanwhile for night market the operation time will be from 4.00pm until 8.00pm and animal food shop from 8.00am until 8.00pm, petrol station from 8.00am-8.00pm except on the highways for 24 hours.

For dobby shop, self service dobby shop, spectacles shop, car wash centres, barber shops and saloon will operate from 8.00am until 8.00pm. –Malaysia World News             

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