(PUTRAJAYA, MAY 4) Earlier in the evening, our Minister of Defence Ismail Sabri announced the latest status for the different MCOs.
He started by stating that HIDE (Hotspots Identification for Dynamic Engagement) will be introduced to the public for proactive action in managing the pandemic.
Districts under MCO:
- Selangor (6 out of 9 districts): Hulu Langat, Petaling, Gombak, Klang, Kuala Langat, Sepang from May 6 – May 17
Interstate and inter-district travel is not allowed in these 6 districts, except for emergencies or work purposes.
Restaurants, food trucks, food kiosks and other F&B businesses are allowed to open only from 6am – 12am in MCO districts, whereas grocery stores and pharmacies are allowed to operate only from 6am – 10pm.
Bazaar Ramadan is allowed to remain open but with tighter restrictions. However, the final decision whether to allow the bazaar to continue operating still depends on respective state governments.
Districts under CMCO:
- Selangor (3 districts): Kuala Selangor, Sabak Bernam, Hulu Selangor
He also announced the Raya SOPs as followed:
Takbir Raya in mosques are allowed in MCO, CMCO and RMCO areas but not permitted in EMCO areas. He stressed that the final decision whether to allow Takbir Raya to take place still depends on respective state governments.
Takbir Raya from house-to-house is not permitted nationwide.
Ziarah Hari Raya (house visits) is allowed with social distancing:
- MCO: 1 Syawal only (Limited to 15 people)
- CMCO: 1 to 3 Syawal (Limited to 20 people)
- RMCO: 1 to 3 Syawal (Limited to 25 people)
- EMCO: Only among family members in the same household
Open houses are not allowed at all states.
As for grave visits, he said it is allowed for CMCO and RMCO areas provided that not more than 6 persons are present for 1 lot of grave and not exceeding 30 minutes, while grave visits are not allowed for MCO and EMCO areas.
Interstate Permits for Tourism (Domestic Tourism Bubble) is also temporarily suspended until further notice.
More to come…