MCO extended till 4th Feb, food businesses allowed to operate till 10pm effective Jan 22 -Minister

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KUALA LUMPUR JAN.21: The Movement Control Order (MCO) will be extended to 4th February 2021 in seven states including Pulau Pinang, Selangor, Melaka, Federal Territories (Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Labuan) Johor, Kelantan and Sabah.

Senior and Defence Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, the MCO will end at the same time as Kedah, Perak, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Terengganu and Perlis that had been imposed with the Order effective 22nd Jan. until 4th Feb. 2021.

Ismail said, the risk analysis on each state had been made by the Ministry of Health (MOH) and it includes Pulau Pinang that had a cumulative total of 6,540 positive COVID-19 cases and within 14 days from 7th until 20th Jan.202, had recorded 2,310 cases.

Selangor had recorded a cumulative total of 50,636 COVID-19 cases between 7th until 20th Jan.2021 with 1,000 cases daily within 14 days. Four districts had recorded the highest cases with Klang (4,403), Petaling (3,125), Hulu Langat (2,550) and Sepang (1,203).

Melaka had a cumulative total of 2,370 positive cases and all districts in the state had turned into red zones. From 7th until 20th Jan.2021, Melaka Tengah District had recorded 507 cases, Jasin district 144 and Alor Gajah 58.

Meanwhile Kuala Lumpur had a cumulative total of 19,411 cases with 4,413 new COVID-19 cases were recorded within 14 days from 7th until 20th Jan.2021.

“Most of the zones are red with four recording the highest including Ibu Kota (462) cases Seputeh (358) Duta (278) and Setapak (236). MOH has also confirmed the daily infections have reached 198 until 521 cases that exist in several new clusters and have contributed to the rise in COVID-19 cases,” said Ismail in a press conference held here today.

Putrajaya had a cumulative total of 637 COVID-19 cases until 20th Jan. and between 7th till 20th Jan.2021, 294 cases had been recorded with two precincts turning into red zones, three orange zones, eight yellow zones and only seven zones remaining green.

Ismail added, the cumulative total of COVID-19 cases recorded in Labuan until 20th Jan is 1,919 cases, and within 14 days from 7th till 20th Jan.2021, 151 positive COVID-19 cases have been recorded with two red zones, two orange and one yellow zone.

The cumulative total of COVID-19 cases in Johor is 14,539 with 5,665 cases have been recorded within 14 days from 7th until 20th Jan.2021. However, MOH has confirmed that the daily cases are still high with the average of 405 cases daily where eight districts are in the red zones while two districts in the orange zones.

According to Ismail, Kelantan had recorded a cumulative total of 2,387 cases with a surge of 1,208 cases recorded within 14 days from 7th until 20th Jan.2021.

“MOH has also confirmed that nine districts are now in the red zones with one in the yellow zone,” said Ismail.

Ismail added, the cumulative total of COVID-19 cases in Sabah is 45,008 cases with 6,027 cases were recorded within 14 days until 20th Jan.2021. Until today, 23 districts had turned into red zones, three yellow and one in the orange zone.

On another development, Ismail said, the government has agreed to extend the operation time of restaurants, shop/food stall, food truck, hawkers at road sides, mobile traders, food courts/traders’ centre, food stall at the road side/kiosk from 6.00 am until 10pm starting 22nd Jan.2021.

“The food businesses are allowed to operate via pack and go, drive through or on delivery services only,” Ismail added.

Meanwhile on the Task Force Compliance Operation, Ismail said, 577 individuals had been detained for not complying with the standard operating procedure (SOP).

From the total, 545 had been compounded and 32 were remanded. Among the non-compliance activities include not wearing mask (190), no physical distancing (112), inter -state/district travel without permission (81), failing to provide equipment to record self-particulars/customers (75), premises operating beyond the limited time/without permission (62) and others (57). –Malaysia World News


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