Here are some of the pertinent points from the press conference by senior minister (security cluster) Ismail Sabri Yaakob last Saturday, upon the conclusion of the Controlled Movement Control Order (CMCO) order in most states on Dec 6.
- Movement across states and districts nationwide will be allowed nationwide from today, without the need for a police permit. This however, does not apply in areas that are under lockdown in the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO).
- There will be no roadblocks at state/district borders, and the police will instead focus on enforcing compliance with the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
- The limit on the number of passengers in a single vehicle has been lifted.
- The CMCO has been extended until Dec 20 in all of Kuala Lumpur and Sabah. As for Selangor, three districts - Sabak Bernam, Hulu Selangor and Kuala Selangor, is now CMCO-free.
- Putrajaya has also been freed from the CMCO status as the cases there has decreased.
- All of Negeri Sembilan, except for Seremban and Port Dickson, will be out of the CMCO.
- In Penang, the Mukim 12 and 13 districts will be the only ones still under CMCO until Dec 20. The same goes to Kinta, Mukim Teja and Mukim Changkat Tong in Perak, as well as Kota Bharu, Pasir Mas, Machang and Tanah Merah in Kelantan.
On Dec 6, Malaysia recorded 1,335 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 72,694. So far, 382 people have died from the disease, in the country.
The global infection and death tally from the coronavirus has surpassed 67.3 million, and 1.5 million, respectively.
Source: Channel News Asia, The Rakyat Post
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