The nightmare that everyone feared is now being confirmed by Prime Minister, Muhyiddin.
As reported in The Star, Muhyiddin has said that the need for Movement Control Order (MCO) will be reviewed, especially in states where there has been a surge in the number of Covid-19 infections.
He added that this re-evaluation is necessary to curb the increasing spread of the virus which is happening not only in Malaysia, but also globally. In addition, the Government will be using an early warning system known as Hotspots Identification for Dynamic Engagement (HIDE) to identify areas and premises which were at high risk of transmitting the disease.
This will be the basis for the government’s decision to have a targeted approach in controlling and curbing Covid-19.
According to The Star, a two-week MCO would be enforced in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Johor and Sarawak from tomorrow (3 May). The MCO 3.0 will be similar to MCO 2.0, in which economic activities were allowed to operate but schools were closed and social and religious activities barred.
Additionally, they said that an announcement regarding the MCO will be made today. Yesterday (30 April), Health Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba signed a gazette declaring MCO on five districts in Kedah and they are Kota Setar, Kuala Muda, Bandar Baru, Baling and Kulim. The MCO will last until 14 May.
He said that the decision is made for the safety of the people.
As a reminder to all, these are the areas which should be taken note:
- Economic activities will continue as people have to go to work, work from home will be encouraged.
- School will be closed and social and religious activities will be barred.
- Interstate travel for balik kampung is not allowed.
- Raya celebration within immediate family members in the same household were allowed and open houses are disallowed.
- No dine-in would be allowed at eateries.
Let us all work together and comply with the SOPs for a better future.