Government Reviewing RMCO in Areas Experiencing Covid-19 Resurgence

KUALA LUMPUR: The implementation of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) is being reviewed, especially in areas which are experiencing a resurgence of Covid-19 cases.

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said this involves areas in Negri Sembilan, Melaka, Johor and Perak.

“In today’s meeting, I touched on the RMCO, which is scheduled to end in December. However, the situation hasn’t changed, as some areas even had to be placed under the Conditional MCO (CMCO).

“It is my view that there is a need to review the RMCO for areas which are experiencing a resurgence in Covid-19 cases, especially in states such as Negri Sembilan, Melaka, Johor and Perak,” he said in a Facebook post tonight.

The Prime Minister also expressed his concern over the rise in Covid-19 cases in several areas in Negri Sembilan, Selangor, Perak and Johor which have regressed from being green zones to yellow or even red zones.

He noted that this is still happening despite heightened mitigation and intervention measures.

Muhyiddin had previously announced that the RMCO, which was initially slated to end on Aug 31, has been extended to Dec 31.

The extension means that enforcement action under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 (Act 342) can still be done to ensure compliance with the standard operating procedures and health protocols.

Touching on the Covid-19 positive cases involving Parliament staff, Muhyiddin said he is confident that Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun will exercise his wisdom in managing the issue.


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