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(Updated) Prime Minister Announces “Recovery MCO”, To Last Till 31 August 2020

(Updated) Prime Minister Announces “Recovery MCO”, To Last Till 31 August 2020

Hakim Hassan

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Malaysia now moves into the recovery period of the Movement Control Order (RMCO), announced Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. Restriction measures will be eased starting from 10 June 2020 until 31 August 2020.

It’s part of the exit strategy from the MCO which started on 18 March which then became the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) on 4 May.

The rate of infection has shown a decline and it’s beginning to be under control. Most of them are import cases and involve foreign workers in depots.

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin

Below are the activities that the government has allowed during the RMCO:

Activities permitted by the government

  • Interstate travel except for areas which are under the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO).
  • Almost all social activities including education, religious, business and economic activities will be allowed to reopen again in stages.
  • Barbershops and salons.
  • Open markets such as morning markets and night markets, food courts, food trucks and hawker centres.
  • Commercial activities such as museum trips, indoor busking, self-service laundromats, and recreational fishing activities such as commercial fish ponds.
  • Film production

Sports activities:

  • Non-contact sports such as bowling, badminton, archery, etc.
  • Cycling and motorcycle convoys.

Other social activities:

  • Domestic tourism.
  • Religious festivals
  • Aidiladha and korban.
  • The government is looking to allow more people to congregate for prayers but will announce it soon.

Schools will also be allowed to reopen but it will be done in stages after recommendations from the Ministry of Health and will be announced by the Ministry of Education.

Businesses will be allowed to operate within their usual operating hours before MCO.

Activities and businesses which are not allowed to operate during the RMCO:

  • Pubs
  • Night clubs
  • Reflexology centres
  • Entertainment centres
  • Karaoke
  • Theme parks
  • Religious parades in large groups
  • Open houses
  • Feasts
  • Any other activities that would gather a lot of people at one time

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