…and here comes the MCO once again.
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has officially announced that the Movement Control Order (MCO) will be reinstated in Penang, Selangor, Melaka, Johor, Sabah, Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, and Labuan.
Just like the first time, MCO 2.0 will be implemented for two weeks, beginning 12.01 am on 13 January 2021 to 26 January 2021. Whereas the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) will be imposed in Pahang, Perak, Negeri Sembilan, Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu.
However, both Perlis and Sabah will be under the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO).
In terms of movement, interstate travel once again banned and there will be roadblocks to help enforce and uphold the travel restrictions.
Since it is the MCO, all social activities are not allowed and that includes weddings, conferences, religious processions including Thaipusam, meetings, seminars and courses as well as team sports.
Employees from the manufacturing, building, service, trade and distribution, plantations and commodities sectors are deemed as essential economic sectors. That said, only 30% of employees from the management team will be allowed in the office whilst the rest can be called into work under the rotational basis that is set by the employer.
F&B businesses that are under MCO can operate as usual however only for takeaways, no dine-in allowed.
As for the industries that were not mentioned would be required to work from home.
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