This means the MCO in these areas will now align with the end date of the MCO in the remaining states. Sarawak will remain under the Conditional MCO.
Malaysia has extended the Movement Control Order (MCO) in the states of Penang, Selangor, Melaka, and the Federal Territories (Kuala Lumpur, Labuan, Putrajaya) till 4 February 2021.
This means the MCO in these areas will now align with the end date of the MCO in the remaining states of Kedah, Perak, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Terengganu and Perlis, Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced yesterday (Thursday, 21 January).
Sarawak will remain under the Conditional MCO.
In addition to the above, Senior Minister Ismail Sabri said the Government has agreed to extend the operating hours of food places, following discussions, advice and a risk assessment by the Ministry of Health.
As such, restaurants, dining venues, food trucks, roadside hawkers, hawker centres and more will now be able to operate from 6am to 10pm, ending two hours later than previously.
That said, these places will only be open for drive-thru, takeaways, and delivery services.
Catch up on the relevant SOPs here:
- Latest 2021 SOPs on Malaysia's MCO, CMCO and RMCO in designated states
- These SOPs include details on cross-state and cross-district travels, hours of operation for essential businesses, activities that are prohibited during the two-week period from 13 January to 26 January 2021.
- Updated 2021 SOPs for MCO in Sabah, new CMCO in Sarawak
- Sarawak will undergo a round of CMCO starting today (18 January), up till 31 January 2021 following an increase in COVID-19 cases. This will apply to all districts except the Sibu division.
Lead image and article image / Senior Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob's Facebook page