Govt can still declare EMCOs if needed under Act 342


PETALING JAYA: The government would still be able to declare an enhanced movement control order in any area with a Covid-19 outbreak if need be until the end of the year under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act (Act 342).

This is because the Federal Government has gazetted an extension of the order to declare an enhanced MCO in such areas from Aug 2 to Dec 31.

The order was signed by Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba on July 21, the day the Cabinet agreed to revoke a number of Emergency Ordinances.

When contacted, Dr Adham confirmed that he signed the order.

According to the Federal Government Gazette, under Section 11 of Act 342, the order is cited as the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Declaration of Infected Local Areas) (Extension of Operation) (No. 2) Order 2021.

The gazette said that its operation which had been extended for the period from April 1 to Aug 1, 2021, is extended from Aug 2 to Dec 31, 2021.

“This Order comes into operation on Aug 2, 2021,” it said.

The Health Minister’s powers to sign the order is provided for by Section 11 of Act 342.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights
   

Next In Nation

Covid-19: Death toll reaches 22,355 with 346 total fatalities reported Thursday (Sept 16)
Langkawi tourism test begins
Businesses want to catch up and make up for lost time
Have fun in Langkawi, but keep SOP in mind
Pangkor preps for tourists
Four Penang tourist spots tapped for test runs
Full flights for AirAsia to Langkawi
RM9bil for Sabah and Sarawak
Aid for flood, disaster victims raised to RM1,000 for each family
Time for teens to get jabbed

Stories You'll Enjoy


Vouchers