Detailed SOPs on MCO to be announced today


THE government will issue detailed standard operating procedures (SOPs) following Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s announcement on the Movement Control Order (MCO), said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

“At the same time, ministries that are related such as the Education Ministry, International Trade and Industry Ministry and the Works Ministry will also be announcing the related SOPs relevant to their own ministries,” he said in a statement yesterday.

Ismail Sabri also announced the ending of the Enhanced MCO (EMCO) in a few locations, namely the Kamunting Correctional Centre in Perak and its staff quarters except for its transit centre.

Ismail Sabri said out of the 670 screening tests performed by the Health Ministry (MoH), only 55 positive cases were recorded, while the 356 remaining samples are still awaiting results involving the transit centre.

“The government has agreed to end the EMCO in the Kamunting Correctional Centre and its quarters on Jan 12 as scheduled except for the transit centre involving Gemilang, Harapan, Jaya and Abadi blocks, where the EMCO will be extended from Wednesday until Jan 26,” he said.

EMCO at two Ranau villages in Sabah namely Kampung Paginatan and Kampung Maringkan has ended as scheduled.

Ismail Sabri added that the EMCO implemented on Madrasah Darul Naim, Padang Halban and Mukim Peringat in Kota Baru, Kelantan, also ended yesterday.

Meanwhile, on Sunday, the Ministry of Human Resources noted that 131,140 foreign workers under 3,956 employers have undergone screening tests.

On the SOPs enforcement, the police detained 572 individuals on Sunday for non-compliance, out of which, one was remanded and the rest compounded.

“The border control detained one smuggler and 16 foreigners travelling with illegal documents, three vehicles were confiscated after 110 roadblocks were mounted yesterday,” he said.

Concurrently, 50 sanitisation operations were conducted on Sunday, involving 20 red zones, two orange zones, five yellow zones and three green zones spanning across 10 states and one federal territory.

In addition, a total of 102,642 individuals arrived from international borders to-date, and a total of 8,3745 individuals are undergoing mandatory quarantine, while 540 were sent to the hospital for treatment and 93,727 were allowed to return home.

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