More Restrictions in CMCO States to Combat Covid-19

KUALA LUMPUR: Picnics, swimming, physical contact activities or combat sports as well as matches are not allowed at states in the peninsula placed under the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) starting tomorrow.

Also not allowed are team sports and tournament activities. These were some activities listed in the list under the updated version of the standard operating procedures (SOP) for the CMCO in Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Selangor, Kedah, Penang, Perak, Negri Sembilan, Melaka, Johor and Terengganu.

Other activities listed in the ‘negative list’ include sports and recreational activities with participation of a crowd and where physical distancing is difficult to maintain.

“Sporting events and competitions involving attendance of people and those involving participation of foreign participants are also not allowed,” the SOP, which is available on the National Security Council’s official social media account, said.

Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced yesterday that all states in the peninsula except for Perlis, Kelantan and Pahang would be placed under the CMCO for four weeks from Nov 9 until Dec 6.

Apart from the fresh CMCO in Kedah, Penang, Perak, Negri Sembilan, Melaka, Johor and Terengganu, the current CMCO in Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Selangor would also be extended until Dec 6.

The updated version of the SOP for the CMCO also stated that tourism activities within and outside of areas placed under CMCO are not allowed.

“Tourism activities to destinations outside the states among citizens and domestic tourism activities involving foreign tourists entering Malaysia except for foreign tourist from countries as explained by the minister (are also not allowed),” the SOP said.

Activities involving the attendance of large crowds at a location that made maintaining physical distancing difficult, the SOP said, were also not allowed.

“Other matters would be decided by the government from time to time,” it said.


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