#TTFCovid19: Government considers relaxation of Movement Control Order rules in some areas

Malaysia has clocked 3,963 cases to date with 170 new cases and one death confirmed as of 6.29 pm today. Source (pic): TTF Files

The government is considering some relaxation of rules and new Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) based on the severity of Covid-19 cases in each zone within the country.

This was announced by minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, who told a press conference that the National Security Council (NSC) and the Home Ministry (KDN) will brief government this Thursday on future implementation of SOPs under the movement control order (MCO).

On businesses resuming operations, the minister said an extensive study was needed as a green zone could turn into a red zone in some situations.

He cited the case of countries such as Hong Kong and Singapore that faced spikes in Covid-19 infections after businesses there reopened their doors.


PETALING JAYA: The government is considering some relaxation of rules and new Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) based on the severity of Covid-19 cases in each zone within the country.

This was announced by minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, who told a press conference that the National Security Council (NSC) and the Home Ministry (KDN) will brief government this Thursday on future implementation of SOPs under the movement control order (MCO).




“MKN (NSC) along with KDN will come up with a new SOP based on different zones. For example, Putrajaya is now considered sensitive as it is a red zone. Other than the red zones, we have the green zones in which there are no positive Covid-19 cases.

“So we are analysing the SOPs so there might be some relaxation of the rules. If there are zero (cases) maybe (these areas will be) given some relaxation. But I did not say there will be less tight rules, it will be decided after the briefing,” he said.

On businesses resuming operations, the minister said an extensive study was needed as a green zone could turn into a red zone in some situations.

He cited the case of countries such as Hong Kong and Singapore that faced spikes in Covid-19 infections after businesses there reopened their doors.

Malaysia has clocked 3,963 cases to date with 170 new cases and one death confirmed as of 6.29 pm today.

The world tally, on the other hand, is at 1,362,420 cases and 75,985 deaths since the outbreak was first reported in January 2020.

THE THIRD FORCE

Loading...



Your donation is much appreciated and will go a long way towards helping us serve you better. Click the donate button below to make a contribution (you don't need a Paypal account to donate through Paypal, simply follow the instructions once you click the button).


SUBSCRIBE TO US ON YOUTUBE:



YOUTUBE: THE THIRD FORCE

TELEGRAM: Raggie Jessy Rithaudeen

TWITTER: Raggie Jessy Rithaudeen

WEBSITE: raggiejessyrithaudeen.com

Loading...

COMMENTS

Comments

Comments



Loading...