Dos and don’ts during EMCO

IPOH: Only one member from each household can go out to get necessities or food during the enhanced movement control order that will be implemented in four districts in Perak.

According to the standard operating procedure set by the National Security Council (NSC), residents in these areas are to stay at home from today till June 4.

Movement outside of homes are not allowed after 10pm except for emergency cases or for those with a police permit.

Individuals placed under home quarantine are not allowed to leave their houses.

“Only those with official government business and those in essential services are allowed to travel to their workplace, with confirmation letters and valid passes from the employers.

“Those from EMCO areas who are required to work in other districts need to undergo Covid-19 testing at the nearest health clinic.

“Employers are to allow their employees to either take leave or work from home.

“For an emergency like illness or death, people can leave the EMCO zone with a police permit on a case-by-case basis, ” it added.

The four districts to come under the enhanced MCO are Hulu Perak district (Mukim Pengkalan Hulu), Larut, Matang and Selama districts (Mukim Taiping), Kinta district (Mukim Hulu Kinta covering Ipoh, Lahat, Chemor and Tanjung Rambutan) and Muallim district (Mukim Hulu Bernam Timur).

This was after a 119.3% spike in cases during the last two weeks.

The SOP states that only essential services are allowed to operate from 6am to 8pm.

They include banking and financial institutions, utility companies, ports, post and courier, e-commerce, food, health, vehicle repair, construction and critical maintenance, agriculture, judicial and waste management.

“Takeaway, drive-through and delivery services are allowed, except for dine-in.

“Veterinary clinics, pet shops, sundry shops and businesses selling daily necessities can open.

“Wholesale and public markets can operate from 6am to 2pm but morning, night and farmers’ markets are not allowed to open.

“Public transportation services like train, bus, taxi and e-hailing are allowed to operate between 6am and 10pm, ” it added.

Daycare centres and kindergartens are allowed to operate.

“Parents can send their children to these centres based on the number of children and capacity of the vehicle. Daycare centres for the disabled and senior citizens are also allowed to operate, ” it said.

As for religious activities, those related to Islam are to refer to the state religious authority. Non-Islamic worship activities are to observe the guideline as set by the NSC.

All entertainment outlets are not allowed to operate. Other activities that are not allowed include all sports, recreational, cultural and social meets, official or unofficial social ceremonies, courses, training classes and events that can cause people to gather.

Meanwhile, Perak police chief Comm Datuk Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said his men would be setting up more roadblocks, as well as frequent patrols at strategic locations in the four districts under the enhanced MCO.

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