The enforcement of MCO remains strict in Ramadan


PUTRAJAYA APRIL 23: The standard operating procedure (SOP) of the Movement Control Order (MCO) remains the same during Ramadan except public transport operations start at 4pm until 10pm while wet markets will be opened until 2pm every day.

Security Senior Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, the change in the public transport time is due to workers are usually allowed to go back earlier in Ramadan.

Regarding the Enhanced MCO that was enforced in the North Central Kuala Lumpur recently where the authorities had blocked the area before the Order was announced, Ismail said, if the action was slow the people might run away as two migrant workers in Selangor Mansion with COVIC-19 had escaped immediately after the Order was announced.

 Ismail said that as a response to the issue that the people around Selayang Market area did not get their food supply and were not prepared for EMCO.

On this matter Ismail said: “The government has directed the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) and the Social Welfare Department (JKM) to deliver the food by today to the residents in EMCO areas.

“The people in the affected areas could contact the operation centre nearby if they have any problem like buying baby’s napkins, milk or any urgent matters,” Ismail said in a press conference here today.

In another development, Ismail said, the people from the city are not permitted to go back to their village homes as it is not permitted under the MCO. Only the people stranded in the village and wants to come back to the city have to report to the police station by April 25.

“However, the government is studying the details of the plan and it might not be carried out,” he added.

Ismail also highlighted on the registration of commercial vehicles that should be inspected by PUSPAKOM that was raised by the Bumiputera Importers and Vehicle Traders Association (PEKEMA)

He said, PEKEMA members should make appointments with the PUSPAKOM and the Department of Road Transport (JPJ) to open counters to register commercial vehicles.

On the progress of Malaysians returning from abroad, Ismail said, since April 3, 16,416 people have been quarantined and since April 17, 4,900 individuals have been allowed to return to their homes.  On April 22, 201 quarantine centres have been operating compared to 196 a day before with 15,880 individuals.

On MCO compliance, 763 were detained compared to 865 a day before while 648 were remanded and 115 on police bails. Meanwhile 860 had been charged in the courts while the cumulative total of MCO non-compliance is 18,498. –Malaysia World News

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