NSC: Police and Rela to crack the whip, plus more on essential services

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 18 Mar 2020

PETALING JAYA: The police and Rela personnel have been authorised under the law to ensure the public follows the directives under the movement control order, says the National Security Council (NSC).

It said that the police and Malaysian Volunteer Corps (Rela) are authorised under Section 3 of Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act (Act 342).

NSC also issued a list of essential services and non-essential services, stating who and what can operate, some minimally, while the movement control order (MCO) is in place.

Among them are mechanics who can continue to operate at a minimal level, while towing services are also allowed, the NSC said in a statement issued under the Prime Minister's Office.

While the essentials list includes retail shops that sell food and as well as services such as petrol stations, banking and financial, electricity and energy, the non-essential services that can remain open include vehicle repair, certain construction services, and funeral management.

Under banking and financial services, ATMs and online services will operate as usual and counters will operate at a minimal level.

Bursa Malaysia will operate as usual.

For hospitals, no visits to patients are allowed except for very critical cases.

Visits to prisons are also not allowed.

Repairs and maintenance works for sewerage, solid waste management, waterworks, telecommunications, and electricity and energy can continue as usual.

Government departments and agencies that can operate but at a minimal level are the Civil Aviation Authority Malaysia, Customs and Excise, Immigration, Marine Department, Malaysian Metrological Department, printing, National Registration Department, and Road Transport Department.

“To ensure the effectiveness of the movement control order, the public is advised to stay at home at all times, except to get essential needs.

“They are also advised to practise social distancing from others to avoid infection of Covid-19.

“If there are any further questions, the public can contact the National Operation Management Centre of NSC at 03-8888 2010, ” said NSC.

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