PETALING JAYA: Seremban is the latest district to be placed under the conditional movement control order (MCO) beginning tomorrow until Nov 18, says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
The Senior Minister said the decision was made by the National Security Council (NSC) upon advice by the Health Ministry following an increase of Covid-19 cases there.
He said the areas affected were Ampangan, Bandar Seremban, Labu, Rantau, Rasah, Setul, Pantai and Lenggeng.
“The same regulations imposed on Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Putrajaya and Sabah will be enforced in the affected areas in Seremban during the two-week period.
“Among them include obtaining a police permit for interstate travel and for employees to show their work passes or a letter from their employers if they have to travel between districts.
“We are aware that many who work in Putrajaya and Kuala Lumpur live in Seremban and they commute daily.
“So they will need to obtain a police permit or show their work pass or an employer’s letter at police roadblocks, ” he said in his Covid-19 press briefing yesterday.
Ismail Sabri said the enhanced MCO in Lot 1/7A, 1/7B and 7/F Putra Point Nilai from Oct 28 to Nov 10 would remain in effect.
He also said only two from a household would be allowed to buy essentials while the elderly and children should not go to crowded public places.
“All education institutions in Seremban including kindergartens, daycare centres and religious schools will be closed.
“In addition, social activities, entertainment outlets and wedding ceremonies are not allowed.
“However, all economic activities can operate as usual but on shorter operating hours, ” he said.
He said morning market would operate from 6am to 2pm, wholesale markets from 4am to 2pm, night markets from 4pm to 10pm, petrol stations from 6am to 10pm, except those located in highways, which would remain open for 24 hours.
Ismail Sabri said public transportation in Seremban would be allowed to operate from 6am to midnight to allow shift workers to commute.
As for restaurants, food trucks and food court, he said such outlets could operate from 6am to 10pm.
On another matter, Ismail Sabri said the enhanced MCO at several prisons and detention centres in Selangor and the northern states would end today.
These include Sungai Buloh Remand Prison, Kajang Prison, Kajang’s Women Prison, Puncak Alam correctional centre, Perlis correctional centre, Taiping Prison, Kamunting correctional centre and Tapah Prison.
The prisons and detention centres have been placed under the enhanced MCO since Oct 22.
“The situation is under control in these prisons and detention centres and screenings also showed a drop in Covid-19 cases there.
“But the enhanced MCO in Seberang Perai Prison and Seberang Perai prison quarters in Penang will be extended for another two weeks until Nov 18 as there are still new Covid-19 cases, ” he said.