MCO extended until Feb 18, SOP to be issued by MKN

by NUR HAZIQAH A MALEK/ pic by BERNAMA

The government extends the Movement Control Order (MCO 2.0) until Feb 18 in all states for Sarawak, with stricter monitoring guidelines.

However, Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob did not divulge on what these guidelines are, saying that it will be issued by the National Security Council (MKN) later.

He added that MKN has outlined 10 strategies to ensure stricter compliance to the MCO regulations.

“The first is the tightening of enforcement, followed by the management of employees’ accommodation, the standard operating procedure (SOP) compliance at workplaces and more aggressive monitoring, as well as stricter overall compliance monitoring and inspection.

“This is also followed by active and more aggressive screening programmes, deployment of Covid-19 extermination squad or community volunteering in prevention, temporary placement of the natural sector, the national immunisation programme and the increase usage of technology in everyday life and lastly, to ensure the implementation,” he said in the MCO briefing today.

The exception to the extension of MCO 2.0 Sarawak will continue to operate under conditional MCO except for the Song and Kapit districts.Meanwhile, 680 individuals were detained as of yesterday, with the majority of 630 of them compounded, 49 remanded and one guaranteed.