PETALING JAYA: The government has decided that 80% of government staff and 40% of the private sector will work from home as one of the strategies to flatten the Covid-19 curve, says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (pic).
The Senior Minister (Security) said that this measure, which will involve 750,000 government staff and about 6.1 million private-sector workers, will start from May 25.
"The capacity of public transport such as buses and LRT will be reduced to 50% of its orginal capacity," he said on Saturday (May 22) during a press conference to announce the tighter SOP of the current movement control order (MCO 3.0).
Ismail Sabri also said that the operating times of businesses will also be shortened.
“All these measures are to reduce movement, ” he said.
On Friday (May 21) the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said the meeting chaired by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin agreed that more efforts needed to be taken to flatten the Covid-19 infection curve.
The special meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) had unanimously decided to tighten the current movement control order with more restrictions on social and economic sectors.
In recent days, the number of Covid-19 cases has surged to more than 6,000 daily, prompting calls from various parties for greater restrictions, while others argued that a total lockdown would do irreparable harm to the economy and livelihoods.
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