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MCO 2.0: New updates on the do’s and don’ts

by Grace Sundram

Now that the MCO 2.0 has been extended once again, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Penang and Johor will be the only states that will be under the order until March 4. As for the rest of the states of Kedah, Perak, Negeri Sembilan, Terengganu, Kelantan, Melaka, Pahang and Sabah, Putrajaya and Labuan will be under the CMCO whilst the RMCO will be implemented in Perlis.


Although we weren’t allowed to travel more than 10km from our homes during the previous extension, this time the government has decided to lift the limitations. However, both inter-state and inter-district travels are still banned.

This is thought thoroughly as there are plenty of places where the borders are mostly blurred and motorists would not know the exact demarcation


The good news is that the restrictions for these states that will be placed under the MCO are allowed to dine-in. Eateries will no longer be limited to two persons per table and that applies to car passengers as well. That said, even though we are now allowed to go out and finally meet up with friends and family over a cup of coffee or dinner, it is best that you never forget your one-metre physical distancing from each other.


As for the states under the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), dine-ins will also be allowed and the travel limit is also lifted.

Here’s a list of the updated restrictions for this order:

  • Spa and reflexology centres can operate
  • The economic sector can operate from 6 am to midnight.
  • Weddings, birthdays, ‘doa selamat’ and other social gatherings are allowed with attendance limited to 50 per cent of the venue’s capacity.
  • Meetings, MICE, workshops and seminars can be held with attendance limited to 50 per cent of the venue’s capacity.

For the state of Perlis that is the only one that will be placed under the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO), everything stated on the above will be applied except the only difference is inter-district travelling is permitted.

Pictures by Malay Mail & Patrick Goh/The Edge 

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