[BREAKING] Ismail Sabri Announces MCO For 6 Districts In Selangor

The Movement Control Order (MCO) will begin from 6 May to 17 May.

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In a press conference today, 4 May, Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob has announced that a Movement Control Order (MCO) will be implemented in Selangor

However, not all districts in Selangor will be affected by the reinstatement of MCO.

According to the Senior Minister, only six out of nine districts in the country's most populous state will be undergoing MCO.

The districts are:
- Hulu Langat
- Petaling
- Gombak
- Klang
- Kuala Langat
- Sepang

Ismail said that Kuala Selangor, Sabak Bernam, and Hulu Selangor will not be put under MCO.

He said the MCO period will be implemented for 12 days, beginning 6 May to 17 May

Ismail said the decision was made after the state government requested that the federal government reinstate MCO in Selangor, adding that the move is to curb the rising number of new COVID-19 cases.

Meanwhile, he also said that premises that sell food are allowed to operate from 6am to 12am daily, while convenient stores, pharmacies, and other businesses alike are allowed to operate from 6am to 10pm.

Petrol stations can operate between 6am and 10pm as well, except for those located on highways which are allowed to operate 24 hours.

The Defence Minister also said that Ramadan bazaars can continue to operate in compliance with strict standard operating procedures (SOPs), before adding that economic activities are allowed to continue as well.

All economic activities must follow stringent SOPs and the rules might change from time to time. However, social activities will be prohibited under MCO.

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