Ever since the government announced the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) on Labour Day, a lot of Malaysians have expressed mixed reactions as the government eases up on the MCO.
Some were pleased, but many were unhappy, as they’re afraid that their efforts of staying in and maintaining social distancing will be in vain.
In fact, a handful of states throughout Malaysia have decided not to implement CMCO until a certain date but for Selangor, the state has decided to implement its own version of CMCO.
Different set of guidelines
Selangor Chief Minister Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari has announced a Modified CMCO for the state which will kickstart today (4 May).
Among the new rules and guidelines announced are:
- No outdoor recreational activities in public parks however community parks are allowed from 7am to 7pm
- No hiking activities
- Construction projects must be approved by the local council
- Selangor Smart Bus will operate in stages effective 6 May
- Dine-in for all eateries and restaurants are banned until further notice, only drive-thru and takeaway are allowed from 7am to 10pm
- Food trucks and road stalls can operate effective 12 May
- Petrol pumps can operate from 6am to 12am
- Convenient stores, mini marts, and grocery stores can operate from 8am to 10pm
Amiruddin also added that the usage of facemasks is compulsory throughout the entire duration of the operation.
Self-service laundries are still not allowed to operate until further announcement from the government.
The Modified CMCO was announced as a ‘soft-landing’ approach by the state government in order to combat the on-going COVID-19 pandemic.
Apart from Selangor, Negeri Sembilan and Perak are also implementing their own Modified CMCO.
Kedah, Kelantan, Penang, Pahang, Sabah, and Sarawak have decided not to implement the CMCO as reported by The Star
So, could this be an indication of how several states in Malaysia feel about the CMCO? Or will more states follow suit soon?