All govt services to be fully operational during recovery MCO period, says Chief Sec


  • Nation
  • Monday, 08 Jun 2020

PETALING JAYA: All government services will be fully operational during the recovery movement control order (MCO) from June 10 to Aug 31, says Chief Secretary to the Government, Datuk Seri Mohd Zuki Ali (pic).

He said such government services and activities will be continued with immediate effect, but would still be subject to strict health protocols.

“To support the country’s economy so that it will get back on track, I urge all development projects to be continued immediately.

“For projects that truly need a site visit, such activities are allowed by practising the new norm and by minimising the number of participants.

“Meetings and workshops are also allowed to be held, but have to comply with the safety procedures and health protocols that have been issued by the National Security Council and the Health Ministry, ” he said in a statement Monday (June 8).

Heads of departments, he added, must ensure that all standard operating procedures (SOPs) are adhered to fully, such as conducting temperature checks, practising social distancing, wearing face masks, and preparing hand sanitisers.

He, however, said that civil servants would still be following work-from-home practices and work rotation systems.

“Seeing that schools have yet to re-open fully, the rotation system and work-from-home practices will be continued, taking into account the needs and welfare of the civil servants.

“Heads of departments would have to use their own discretion in this matter, ” he said.

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced the replacement of the conditional MCO with the recovery MCO, that will take effect from June 10 to Aug 31.

Under the recovery MCO, more sectors and public activities will be opened up as part of the country’s exit strategy after the government has more or less successfully contained the Covid-19 virus.

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