Thursday, July 2

Stay at home at all times except for essential needs – MKN

0

The public are advised to stay at home at all times during the movement control order period from today until March 31, 2020, except for essential needs. – Photo by Roystein Emmor

KUALA LUMPUR: The public are advised to stay at home at all times during the movement control order period from today until March 31, 2020, except for essential needs.

The National Security Council (MKN), in a statement, said that the public are also reminded to practise social distancing to avoid COVID-19 infection.

“The Movement Control Order has been in force from midnight, March 18, 2020. Hence, all members of the public are required to obey the rules set by the authorities,” it said.

Last Monday, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced the nationwide order to curb the spread of COVID-19.

The statement said, following the announcement, the MKN and the Prime Minister’s Office had taken several follow-up actions and an inter-agency coordination meeting had also been held yesterday to finetune and ensure smooth running of the order’s implementation process.

“To ensure that public necessities are not affected throughout the order period, certain essential and non-essential services are allowed to continue their operations.

“To implement the Movement Control Order, the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures within the local Infected Areas) Regulations 2020 has also been gazetted today,” the statement said.

Royal Malaysia Police and RELA personnel have also been appointed as authorised officers under Section 3 of the Infectious Disease Prevention and Control Act (Act 342).

The regulations must be adhered to in a bid to increase the effectiveness of the Movement Control Order.

Queries on the matter can be directed to the MKN’s National Operation Management Centre at 03-88882010.

Following are the essential services that are allowed to operate during the Movement Control Order period:

1. Banking, financial and exchange services

  • ATM services (operational)
  • Online services (operational)
  • Affairs related to ATM/ CDM/ Cheque/ Security (operational)
  • General management/others (minimal operations/ work from home)
  • Counter services (minimal operations)
  • Stock Exchange (operational)

2. Electricity and energy services

  • Repair/ maintenance/ operations  (operational)
  • General administration/ others (minimal operations/ work from home)

3. Fire and rescue services

  • Fire and rescue operations (operational)
  • Operations room (operational)
  • General administration/ others (minimal operations/ work from home)

4. Port and Airport services

  • Port and Airport operations  (operational)
  • General administration/ others (minimal operations/ work from home)

5. Postal and Courier services

  • Postal /Courier operations (operational)
  • Counter services (operational)
  • General administration/ others (minimal operations/ work from home)

6. Prison/temporary detention centre/ Immigration depot/ rehabilitation centre/ lockup

  • Operations (operational)
  • Visitation (prohibited)
  • General administration/ others (minimal operations/ work from home)

7. Fuel and lubricants

  • Petrol stations (operational)
  • Production / refining / storage / supply / distribution (operational)
  • General administration/ others (minimal operations/ work from home)

8. Health services

  • Health/ clinics/ public and private pharmacies/ registered traditional medicine shops/ veterinary services/ dialysis centres (operational)
  • Alternative treatment centres (closed)
  • General administration/ others (minimal operations/ work from home)
  • Visiting patients (not allowed except for critical cases based on current regulations of the Ministry of Health)

9. Solid waste management and sewerage

  • Operations (operational)
  • General administration/ others (minimal operations/ work from home)

10. Broadcast/Information services

  • Dissemination of information and operations (operational)
  • General administration/ others (minimal operations/ work from home)

11. Telecommunications services

  • Maintenance/ operations (operational)
  • General administration/ others (minimal operations/ work from home)
  • Counter services (closed)
  • Data centres (operational)
  • Call centres (operational)

12. Transport by land/sea/air (including e-hailing)

  • Operations/ maintenance (operational)
  • General administration/ others (minimal operations/ work from home)

13. Water services

  • Repair/ maintenance / operations (operational)
  • General administration/ others (minimal operations/ work from home)

14. Important government services

[Statutory Bodies, Civil Aviation, Excise Customs, Immigration, Marine (MMEA & Marine Department), Weather, Printing, Registration, JPJ]

  • Counter services (minimal operations)
  • Enforcement (operational)
  • General administration/ others (minimal operations/ work from home)

15. Security/ Defence (Police and Armed Forces)

  • Operations and enforcement (operational)
  • General administration/ others (minimal operations/ work from home)
  • Courses and training (postponed)

16. Security/ Defence-related industries and businesses

  • Operations/ maintenance/ supply/ services (operational)
  • General administration/ others (minimal operations/ work from home)

17. Food supply and preparation services

(Restaurants/ hawker stalls/ food trucks/ food courts, hotel restaurants)

  • Supply of raw ingredients (allowed)
  • Take-away service (allowed)
  • Delivery service (allowed)
  • Dine-in (not allowed)
  • Drive through (allowed)

18. Retail (Groceries/ convenience stores/ supermarkets/ public markets/ wholesale markets)

  • Operations (allowed)
  • Shopping for essentials (a limited number of shoppers allowed per family)
  • Night markets/ farmers markets (not allowed)
  • Shopping malls (closed except for supermarket, grocery shops and restaurants)
  • Delivery (allowed)

19. Online services

  • Operations (allowed)

20. E-commerce

  • Operations (allowed)

21. Wildlife management

  • Operations (allowed)
  • General administration/ others (minimal operations/ work from home)

22. Hotels/ homestays/ paid accommodation

  • Accommodation operations (allowed but guests must remain in the room according to the quarantine period and order food via room service)
  • Complementary operations [swimming pool, pub/ gym/ bar/ dine-in restaurant/ spa](not allowed)
  • Kitchen (allowed to operate only for room service)

The following are non-essential services under the COVID-19 Movement Control Order:

1. Vehicle repair 

  • Repair services (minimal operations)
  • Towing service (allowed)

2. Construction and Renovation

  • In-progress construction that affects safety (allowed, subject to evaluation by the Public Works Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH)

3. Religious

  • Religious gatherings (prohibited)
  • Funeral management (allowed with minimum involvement)

4. Sports and public recreation (not allowed/ closed)

5. Social and cultural 

  • Assemblies/ performances/ concerts/ busking/ zumba/ night clubs/ discos/ bars/ karaoke/ cinemas/ family entertainment centres/ fun fairs/ arcades (prohibited and closed)
  • Celebrations/ feasts (not allowed)

6. Domestic movements (not allowed except for essential needs and health services)

7. Travelling abroad

  • Malaysian Citizens (not allowed)
  • Non-citizens (allowed)
  • Citizens returning home (allowed with health screening and 14-day quarantine)

8. Entry of foreigners (not allowed – except those with diplomatic status, permanent residents and expatriates involved in essential services and must be quarantined for 14 days, based on a case by case basis).

9. Malaysians working in Singapore / Thailand / Brunei / Indonesia (not allowed) – Bernama