COVID-19: MCO on six districts in Selangor, CMCO on others

AS COVID-19 cases continue to rise, the Government announced that it would impose the movement control order (MCO) on six districts in Selangor starting May 6 (Thursday).
In a press conference today, Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the areas affected are:

  • Hulu Langat
  • Petaling
  • Gombak
  • Klang
  • Kuala Langat
  • Sepang

Other areas in the state, such as Kuala Selangor, Sabak Bernam and Ulu Selangor will remain under Conditional MCO.

The new MCO is scheduled to end on May 17.

Other areas in the state, such as Kuala Selangor, Sabak Bernam and Ulu Selangor will remain under Conditional MCO.

Ismail Sabri said that the National Security Council (NSC) made the decision following proposals made by the Selangor state Government, represented by Menteri Besar Datu Seri Amirudin Shari earlier today.

As districts in Kelantan, every district there will remain under MCO.

The minister stressed that interstate and inter-district travel between these districts and outside the areas are disallowed, expect for work and emergency matters.

“Economic activities will continue operating but social activities will not be permitted,” the Bera MP added.

As for Ramadan bazaars, Ismail said they will be allowed to operate as usual during MCO, as long as customers and traders adhere strictly to the standard operating procedure (SOP).

“But pen house for Hari Raya celebrations for area under MCO, CMCO or EMCO are barred,” he said.

On that note, Ismail Sabri stressed that the police will have the final say on whether to allow an applicant to travel to others areas, depending on the reasoning given.

“Of course, we will give some leeway if there are cases of death among family members or someone is terminally ill but it’s up to the police.

“And I understand why the police refuse to grant permissions on certain cases. For example, the police sometimes receive up to 40,000 applications for inter-state travels over the weekends.

“So naturally, the officers reject certain applications as they are not convinced with the reasons given,” he explained.

Meanwhile, Health Ministry director general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah announced the nation recorded 3,120 new cases today, bringing the cumulative total to 420,632.

COVID-19 update for May 4

 

In a tweet, he also said that 2,334 patients have been cured, with the total discharged now stands at 387,542.

“Twenty-three people have died today, bringing the death tally to 1,574,” he added.

Selangor recorded the highest number of cases again (675), followed by Sarawak (620), Kuala Lumpur (408) and Johor (336).

“Of the current active cases, 338 patients are still in receiving treatment at the intensive care unit (ICU), with 181 of them in need of ventilator support,” he remarked. – May 4, 2021.

 

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