MB welcomes decision to end conditional MCO in Johor


JOHOR BARU: The Johor government has welcomed the Federal Government's decision to end the conditional movement control order (MCO) in the state except for two districts where the number of Covid-19 cases are high.

Mentri Besar Datuk Hasni Mohammad said that the decision announced by Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob has allowed many to heave a sigh of relief.

"I would like to thank the Federal Government for making the decision.

"The decision shows that the Federal Government understands and hears the voice of the people here,” said Hasni.

He added that the Federal Government had heeded the suggestion given by the state government recently for the conditional MCO to be implemented in specific areas instead of the whole state.

"This happened as the conditional MCO is now being implemented only at places with a high number of cases, which is in Kota Tinggi and Mersing," he said in a statement on Friday (Nov 20).

He reminded the public to continue following the standard operating procedures (SOPs) in their day-to-day tasks.

"Although the conditional MCO will end on Saturday (Nov 21), I would like to advise all Johoreans to follow the SOPs when going about their day. We need to remember that the Covid-19 pandemic is still around as long as we have not found a vaccine or cure for the disease," said Hasni.

Earlier, the Senior Minister announced that the conditional MCO will end in Kedah, Melaka, Terengganu and Johor on Saturday.

However, the districts in Kulim in Kedah as well as Mersing and Kota Tinggi in Johor will remain under conditional MCO.

The conditional MCO was earlier announced to end in the four states on Dec 6.

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