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CMCO Extended, Interstate Travel Still Banned & Raya SOP Coming Soon

CMCO Extended, Interstate Travel Still Banned & Raya SOP Coming Soon

Ismail Sabri says MCO for Kelantan, 6 areas under CMCO, 9 under RMCO.

Kirat Kaur

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Senior Minister (Defence) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri announced today that the lockdown measures across the country remains and interstate travel is still banned.

In the press conference today, he announced that all 10 districts in Kelantan are under Movement Control Order (MCO).

Six areas are put under Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO):

  1. Selangor
  2. Kuala Lumpur
  3. Johor
  4. Penang
  5. Sarawak
  6. Sabah (from RMCO to CMCO)

Nine areas that are under Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) are:

  1. Perlis
  2. Kedah
  3. Perak
  4. Malacca
  5. Negeri Sembilan (except for Seremban)
  6. Pahang
  7. Terengganu
  8. Putrajaya
  9. Labuan

The MCO, CMCO, RMCO as above take effect from 29 April to 17 May 2021, except for Sarawak which takes place from 27 April to 15 May 2021.

Data from the Health Ministry (MOH) projected that Malaysia could record as many as 5,000 cases daily by the end of May if SOPs are not adhered to.

As for the SOP for the upcoming Hari Raya celebrations (14 & 15 May), the National Security Council (MKN) is still working out the details, though Ismail Sabri assures that it will be announced soon.

He also denied claims that the government will be enforcing an interdistrict travel ban five-days prior and after the upcoming Aidilfitri celebration.

Malaysia’s Covid-19 situation is currently unstable

Ismail Sabri also states that the Health Ministry (KKM) confirms that the Covid-19 case numbers are unstable with the national r-Naught value continually increasing and is currently above 1.0.

KKM also confirms that clusters involving social activities and education sector have been on the rise in the recent weeks.

As such, he pleads for Malaysians to be alert and vigilant in adhering to the health SOPs, especially in avoiding crowded areas and maintaining physical distancing.

READ MORE: Malaysia Is Dangerously In The Path Of A 4th Wave Of The Covid-19 Pandemic


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