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2 People Per Household Now Allowed To Go Out For Essential Services During MCO

2 People Per Household Now Allowed To Go Out For Essential Services During MCO

Anne Dorall

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A new announcement by the government revealed that two family members are now allowed to shop for necessities or seek medical services during the Movement Control Order (MCO).

According to a new federal gazette on the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures within Infected Local Areas) (No.4) Regulations 2020 dated 28 March, the new allowance will take effect immediately until 12 May.

The gazette states that a person may be accompanied by one family member staying in the same house to buy necessities under its conditions for movement.

This also applies to seek healthcare or medical services.

All other limitations still apply, such as the 10km-radius limit, unless necessary services such as food, medicine, dietary supplements, medical services, or others are not available to the person within 10km.

However, anyone found to violate the MCO will still be liable to a maximum fine of RM1,000 or jail for up to six months, or both.


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