MCO in KL from May 7 until May 20, schools to close from tomorrow

by TMR/ pic by BERNAMA

KUALA LUMPUR (KL) will be placed under the Movement Control Order (MCO) due to the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in the area, says Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

According to him, the SOP for MCO in KL will be similar to the previous announcement.

This would mean no inter-state travel, except for work and emergency matters.

Additionally, food premises such as restaurants, food trucks, hawkers and kiosks are allowed to operate from 6.00 am to 12.00 am.

However, dine-ins are not allowed. Grocery stores, convenience stores and pharmacies are allowed to operate from 6.00 am to 10.00 pm.

Petrol stations are allowed to operate from 6.00 am until 10.00pm but the ones on the highways are allowed to open for 24 hours.

The Ramadan bazaars in the MCO area are still allowed to operate according to strict SOPs.

Meanwhile, the Education Ministry announced that schools in KL, Putrajaya and Selangor will be closed from tomorrow.

According to the ministry, the decision was made to reducing movement within the community and between states given these two territories are close to the MCO areas.

“During the closing period, Home Teaching and Learning (PdPR) will be implemented based on the suitability of teachers and students,” the ministry said.