Senior Minister for Security Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob has just announced minutes ago that Klang together with 3 districts in Sabah will officially undergo conditional movement control order (CMCO).
The aforementioned areas – which are currently classified as red zones – will be under CMCO starting from this Friday (9th October) onwards.
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In addition to the partial lockdown announcement, other highlights from the minister’s speech include:
- The Attorney General’s Chambers has authorised the police to issue on-the-spot compounds to those who breach RMCO rules.
- Compounds can only be issued by cops ranked inspector or above.
- 357 were arrested yesterday for various SOP breaches.
- The TEMCO in Tongkang Yard, Seberang Perak, Alor Setar is set to be lifted.
No word yet on how this will impact day-to-day operational duties due to the travel restriction, especially for those in Klang.
Just to be clear, only those living in the Klang sub-districts are affected by the CMCO. As seen in the graph below, only the areas highlighted in green are subjected to the restriction. On the other hand, the pink areas (the Kapar sub-district) are not affected.
International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali clarified that all economic sectors in Klang are allowed to carry out business as usual, but there will be strict SOP enforcement. As such, roadblocks are now placed throughout Klang and Shah Alam.
Eateries are allowed to operate between 6am till 10pm, but customers may only select the takeaway or drive-thru options for now. Meanwhile, public transportation such as e-hailing, buses and taxis will operate between 6am to 12am.