Tuesday, January 12, 2021

What Is MCO 2.0 (Movement Control Order) - Summary - All You Need To Know

MOVEMENT CONTROL ORDER (MCO) Malaysia government has declared MCO2.0 on 11th January 2021 effective on 13th January 2021. This is not a national wide MCO like the one that was implemented on 18th March 2020, MCO 2.0 is declared on 6 states while 6 States are in CMCO and 2 states will be in RMCO respectively. To find out more about the different type of MCO, you can check it out here.


What Is MCO 2.0 (Movement Control Order) - Summary - All You Need To Know

UNDER MOVEMENT CONTROL ORDER (MCO)

STATES THAT ARE AFFECTED: Penang, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Labuan, Melaka, Johor, and Sabah

DURATION: 14 days from Jan 13 (12.01am) to Jan 26

Restrictions: 

•No inter-state and inter-district travels. 

•No social gatherings, such as weddings, wedding receptions, conferences, religious processions (including Thaipusam), meetings, seminars, courses, and group sport activities. 

•Roadblocks will be mounted; movements limited to 10km radius to people in a vehicle.

•Only two people per household allowed to head out to purchase groceries at nearby supermarkets or grocery stores. 

•Only two people allowed per vehicle

•Anyone who violates these rulings will be subjected to a maximum fine of RM1,000 under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 (Act 342)

•Only 5 essential economic sectors allowed to operate: manufacturing; construction; service; trade and distribution; and plantations and commodities.

•Only 30 per cent of workers within a company’s management group are allowed to go in to office; employers to determine number of employees permitted in office at any one time (taking into consideration standard operating procedures  compliance) 

•Ensure total adherence to SOP, observe physical distancing at all times.

•Non-essential services staff to work from home; employers must comply with this ruling.

•Eateries and hawker stalls may operate but only take-aways allowed.

•Food delivery serviced allowed.

•Supermarkets, healthcare services (including clinics, hospitals and pharmacies), banks allowed to operate with strict SOP compliance: always wear masks ; use hand sanitisers frequently; observe physical distancing at all times. 

•Stay at home if there is no immediate or urgent need to head out.

STUDENTS: 

Candidates due to sit for SPM in 2020 and 2021 are allowed to attend school with strict SOP. Education Ministry will detail this SOP.

RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES: 

Only a maximum of 5 mosque/houses of worship committee members allowed at these premises.

RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES:

•Outdoor recreational activities allowed among people within same household. 

•Individuals must keep 2m-distance at all times. 

•No more than 2 people allowed to jog at any one time. 

•Cycling not allowed in groups; only one person allowed. 

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UNDER CONDITIONAL MOVEMENT CONTROL ORDER (CMCO)

STATES THAT ARE AFFECTED: 

Pahang, Perak, Negri Sembilan, Kedah, Terengganu and Kelantan

DURATION: 

14 days from Jan 13 (12.01am) to Jan 26

Restrictions: 

•No interstate travels. 

•No social gatherings, such as weddings, wedding receptions, conferences, religious processions (including Thaipusam), meetings, seminars, courses, and group sport activities.

RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES: Allowed with the minimum number of attendees stipulated in the SOP to ensure physical distancing. State religious authorities are advised to provide appropriate guideline in determining the number of attendees allowed.

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UNDER RECOVERY MOVEMENT CONTROL ORDER (RMCO)

STATES: 

Perlis and Sarawak

DURATIONS: 

14 days from Jan 13 (12.01am) to Jan 26

Restrictions:

•No interstate travels. Social gatherings allowed, provided in full compliance of the standard operating procedures. 

RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES: 

Allowed with the minimum number of attendees stipulated in the SOP to ensure physical distancing. State religious authorities are advised to provide appropriate guideline in determining the number of attendees allowed.

ROADBLOCKS

Effective Jan 13 (12.01am) 

Mounted at all district and state borders


Industries That Can Operate During MCO 2.0


MITI (Ministry Of International Trade and Industry) today  unveiled a full list of essential services that will be allowed to operate during the MCO, including the relevant supply chains, with the list current as of January 10, 2021. Other than the five sectors and their related industries, there is also a catch-all phrase where those not included in the list can be allowed to operate after talks with the relevant authorities and as decided by the Health Minister.

A. Manufacturing


1. Aerospace including MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul)

2. Automotive manufacturing and after-sales services

3. Food, beverages and its chain

4. Packaging and printing

5. Household products, self-care goods (FMCG — fast-moving consumer goods — soap and others) and detergents including its chain

6. Healthcare and medicine including dietary supplements

7. Personal protective equipment (PPE) and fire safety equipment

8. Components for medical tools

9. Electrical and electronics

10. Oil and gas

11. Petrochemicals and petrochemical products

12. Chemical products

13.Machines and tools

14. Ceramics (ceramics as moulds for glove manufacturing)

15. Iron and steel

16. Textile (involving PPE production)

17. Furniture sector

18. Manufacturing, distillation, storage, supply and distribution of fuel and lubricants

B. Construction


19. Construction:

i. Maintenance and critical repair works

ii. Main works to build public infrastructure

Iii. Building construction works that provide complete worker accommodations at the construction site or workers placed at Centralised Labour Quarters (CLQ)

C. Services


20. Financial services and its chain

i. Financial institutions (Banking, insurance, takaful and other entities that are licenced, approved or registered by Bank Negara Malaysia)

Ii. Capital market entities that are licenced, registered or supervised by the Securities Commission Malaysia

21. Local government and municipal services

i. Pawning services (pajak gadai)/community credit (registered money-lender companies)

ii. Solid waste management / sewerage

iii. Public cleaning

iv. Cleaning of premises and sanitisation

22. Telecommunications and digital infrastructure including ICT services and global business services (GBS)

23. E-commerce and its chain including e-marketplace services, digital payments and local e-dagang internet centres

24. Hotel and accommodation

25. Agriculture, aquaculture and livestock sector including veterinary services:

I. Management of farms/ swallow farms/ horses/ animal processing plants/ slaughter houses/ livestock/ factories for livestock feed/ supplies such as vaccines/ livestock management/ pet stores (operations to shift livestock is at night)

ii. Disease control and supervision of production of livestock, livestock input and products related to the livestock industry (including export and import) and

iii. Health management, diagnosis of illness and treatment of animals

26. Utilities (water and electricity)

27. Professional services (including accountants/ lawyers/ auditors/ engineers/ architects), scientific (including R&D) and technical (including maintenance)

28. Security services

29. Security and defence

30. Land, water and air transportation

31. Services and operating of ports, shipyards, airports, including the moving of cargo, storage or bulk commodities 

D. Distribution business 


32. Warehousing and logistics

33. Services/Sales/Distribution of Food and Beverages

34. Retail/ distribution/ wholesale

E. Plantations and commodities


35. Agriculture, aquaculture and livestock and its chain

36. Plantation and commodities and its chain

F. Others


37. Any services, works, industries and businesses as determined by the health minister after discussions with the authorities supervising that service, work, industry and business.

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