KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 3 — A Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) will be implemented in Seremban from November 5 till 18, after the Negeri Sembilan state capital recorded 400 local Covid-19 cases in the past fortnight.
Today, during a broadcast press conference, Senior Defence Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said that nine mukim, including Ampangan, Seremban, Bandar Seremban, Labu, Rantau, Rasah, Sentul, Pantai and Lenggeng, will undergo CMCO in Seremban district.
Travelling across districts is not allowed and for emergency cases, permission from police is required, according to Ismail Sabri. Those who are required to work outside the district can provide letters from employers when stopped at roadblocks.
Only two individuals are allowed to go out from their home to buy essential items. High-risk individuals, including elderly people and children, are not encouraged to go to public and crowded areas.
“All schools, higher education institutions, training institutions, pre-schools, tahfiz centres will be closed,” Ismail Sabri said.
He also stated that dine-ins at eateries with a maximum of two to four people to a table will be allowed. However, the public is encouraged to drive-through, takeaway, or use food delivery services to purchase meals.
Curbs on religious activities, such as prayers in mosques, will be determined by the state religious authority.
All social and cultural activities are prohibited in Seremban during CMCO. Entertainment activities, including patronising night clubs or pubs, are not allowed.
Public transportation services, such as express bus, LRT, e-hailing and taxi services will be available from 6 a.m. until 12 a.m.
Public and private clinics are allowed to operate for 24 hours whereas pharmacies and drug stores will operate from 8am until 11pm.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported that Seremban recorded 400 local transmissions in the past two weeks as of November 1. Today, MOH reported 71 new Covid-19 cases in Negeri Sembilan.
At the same time, Ismail Sabri also mentioned that the National Security Council (NSC) has discussed with the technical committee to further scrutinise the standard operating procedures to be practiced in areas under movement restrictions.
“However, the suggestions have already been presented in a special committee meeting which was chaired by the prime minister. We requested NSC to examine the suggestions. We don’t want people to be confused after the announcement of new SOPs,” Ismail Sabri said.
MOH has reported daily Covid-19 cases nationwide above 600 for the past week since October 28, hitting 1,054 infections today.
Ismail Sabri also reminded civil servants of disciplinary action if they abuse employment letters to flout movement restrictions.
“Employers have the authority to take action against the employees who violate the rules.”