CMCO: Selangor, KL, Johor, Penang starts March 5-18, Sarawak starts March 2-15

Ismail Sabri disclosing details on the status of the MCO during a press conference today (March 2, 2021). Screenshot taken from Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) livestream.

By Adrian Lim

KUALA LUMPUR, March 2: Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Negri Sembilan, Johor, Penang, Kedah, Perak and Kelantan will be placed under the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) from March 5 until March 18.

The CMCO replaces the Movement Control Order (MCO) which ends on March 4 in those states.

Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said Kedah, Kelantan, Negri Sembilan, Sarawak and Perak remained under CMCO.

However, he highlighted that Sarawak will not follow the CMCO period implemented for states in Peninsular Malaysia and that Sarawak will be under CMCO from March 2 to 15.

He added five other states namely Melaka, Pahang, Terengganu, and the Federal Territories of Putrajaya and Labuan will move to the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) from CMCO, from March 5 to 18.

“Every two weeks, the Health Ministry will make an assessment on the effect of the MCO as it is the incubation period for the risk (of Covid-19 transmission).

“The Health Ministry has confirmed that Covid-19 cases throughout the country have exhibited a downtrend.

“And it includes the rate of infectivity or the value of RO. It decreased to 0.8 from 1.2.

“Besides that, clusters and sporadic cases and cases within the community have decreased.

“Other than that, inter-district travel is allowed except for Sabah but inter-state travel remains prohibited,” he said during a press conference here today.

Ismail Sabri said the Sabah government requested for the inter-district travel ban to remain in force for another two weeks due to Sabah’s large geographical size.

However, he revealed, barter trade and transhipments in Sabah will be allowed with strict compliance to standard operating procedures (SOPs). — DayakDaily