Covid-19: No sports, recreational activities allowed in MCO areas for two weeks


PETALING JAYA: All sports and recreational activities in areas under the movement control order will not be allowed for the next two weeks.

The Youth and Sports Ministry said the National Security Council (NSC) made the decision which covers premises and commercial facilities, public facilities and fields, unless special permission is given.

"The Youth and Sports Ministry made some proposals to NSC and they made the decision based on the risk evaluation done by Health Ministry, in line with the current Covid-19 situation.

"Our hope is to break the rise in new cases in the community, especially in the Klang Valley," said the ministry in a statement.

"The national training camp under quarantine concept at the National Sports Council and the state sports council will continue.

"The training programme under quarantine concept for Malaysia Football League teams also can continue.

"Football matches under the bubble concept can continue but without the presence of spectators while athletes can travel outside the country for a competition but only with permission from the Youth and Sports Ministry and the Immigration Department," it said.

For further information, the public can view the guidelines at www.kbs.gov.my/sopsukanrekreasi.

The MCO will be enforced from May 6 to 17 for six districts in Selangor and from May 7 to 20 in Kuala Lumpur.

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