Ismail Sabri: Filming allowed during Conditional MCO with stringent SOP

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  • Wednesday, 20 May 2020

PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): The Special Ministerial Meeting has agreed to allow shooting of films, dramas and advertisements during the conditional movement control order (MCO), says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

The Senior Minister (Security Cluster) said the green-light for filming activities will start after Hari Raya Aidilfitri and production companies have to adhere to the standard operating procedures (SOP) as stipulated by the National Security Council (NSC) and the Health Ministry.

"Among the SOP is to hold meetings and casting online, as well as the submission of travel records for all production team members and artists for four weeks before starting the shooting and to ensure not more than 20 people are involved in each filming session.

"The production company is also required to appoint a safety supervisor to ensure compliance to the SOP at all stages of production. Buffet meals for workers and artists are not allowed and food should be served in individual packs, ” he said at the daily media conference here on Wednesday (May 20).

Ismail Sabri said make-up artists should wear face shield and wash their hands before starting work.

He said the recording of live performances involving live studio audiences are still not allowed. – Bernama

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