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The Do’s and Don’ts during this EMCO starting 3 July

NewsThe Do's and Don'ts during this EMCO starting 3 July

Following the announcement from the Defence Minister, Ismail Sabri that the most parts of the Klang Valley will be put under an enhanced movement control order (MCO), the Minister also announced the do’s and don’ts during this EMCO period.

From past experience, the enhanced MCO was a blanket ban on all movements by the public, restricting residents to only their homes. Nonetheless, the EMCO announced for parts of Klang Valley is slightly more relaxed.

The EMCO will start on 3 July until 16 July and here’s the SOP that you should follow:

  1. All routes in and out of the EMCO areas will be closed and controlled by PDRM.
  2. Only 1 representative from each household is allowed out to purchase essential goods.
  3. The representative must not travel beyond 10km radius or leave the enhanced MCO area, whichever is shorter.
  4. Interstate and interdistrict travel for Covid-19 vaccination appointments are allowed. Proof of appointments are needed.
  5. Residents are not allowed to leave their house after 8pm except for emergencies or with police permission.
  6. All eateries are allowed to operate between 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  7. All sports, social, recreational and cultural activities are not allowed.
  8. Only employees from essential services are allowed out of the EMCO area and approval letter is required as evidence.
  9. Essential services such as utilities, sanitation and sewage will operate from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  10. Employees from other businesses not listed as essential services are not allowed to leave their homes or EMCO area for work. They must work from home.
  11. Only factories producing basic daily necessities such as rice, white bread (loaf), sugar, cooking oil, wheat flour, fresh milk, infant formula, medications, and face masks are allowed to operate.
  12. Airports and Ports are allowed to operate as usual. On the other hand, public transport are allowed to operate as usual with 50% capacity.
  13. Taxi and e-hailing services are limited to 1 passenger per vehicle.
  14. Grocery stores, convenience stores, daily necessities stores are allowed to operate from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  15. Petrol stations are allowed to operate between 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. except for petrol stations on the highways which are allowed to operate for 24 hours.
  16. Wholesale markets are allowed to operate from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. Public markets and  MyFarm Outlets (MFO) are allowed to operate from 6 a.m. to 2pm.
  17. Hospitals, clinics and medical laboratories are allowed to operate up to 24 hours or according to their respective license.
  18. Pharmacies, drug stores, animal clinics, pet food shops are allowed to operate between 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Do you think this new SOP is effective to reduce the Covid-19 cases in KL and Selangor? Share your thoughts!

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