Business operations under CMCO subject to government SOP, says Ismail Sabri

File photo of Ismail Sabri addressing a press conference on Covid-19.

KUCHING, May 2: Allowed sectors under the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) implementation are subjected to the government’s Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), said Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

According to Ismail Sabri, the government also has come up with a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the CMCO, and at the same time, few sectors are still not allowed to operate in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

He said that the list of sectors not allowed to operate will be updated from time to time by the National Security Council (MKN) after getting the advice from the Ministry of Health (MoH)

“The implementation of the CMCO is based on two criteria, which is on the need to stimulate the country’s economy and also considering the health aspect.

“The government’s decision to implement it is to allow for the business and industrial sector to start operation. However, it should be noted that all activities are subjected to the SOP set by the authorities,” he said.

He also reminded the public to always practice self-discipline and take good care of their wellbeing during the CMCO and continue to follow the SOP set.

On another note, Ismail Sabri also disclosed that as of May 2, 2020, a total of 237 quarantine centers are now in operation throughout the country.

He said that currently, a total of 17,375 individuals are undergoing a compulsory quarantine process.

“Since April 3, 2020, a total of 26, 828 Malaysian returning back into the country has been quarantined, and since April 7, 2020, 13, 672 individuals have completed their quarantine period and been allowed to return home,” he added. —DayakDaily.