RMCO implementation in accordance to Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988

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KUCHING, June 7: Ministry of Health (MoH) director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham says that the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) which will be implemented beginning June 10 until Aug 31 is also subject to the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 (Act 342) as preparation for the country’s exit strategy.

According to Dr Noor Hisham, the government had earlier taken a forceful approach by enforcing the Movement Control Order (MCO) beginning March 18, 2020, and followed by the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) on May 24, 2020, whereby some of the economic sectors were allowed to reopen in accordance with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) set.

“The enforcement of the RMCO starting June 10, 2020, is one of the government’s efforts to ensure that the country can get through the Covid-19 recovery phase, and this approach is hoped will balance the lives and livelihood of the people, as part of a “soft landing” recovery, and thus prepare the country for the exit strategy,” he said during a press conference on Covid-19 developments in the country today.

However, he added, the implementation of the RMCO will only be successful with compliance from all parties with SOPs set by the government, including the involvement of communities in adapting to the new norm.

“As such, the MoH calls for everyone to continue to adhere with the SOPs, and always be safe and careful, to ensure that the spread of Covid-19 in the country can be stopped,” he added. — DayakDaily