Here Are The SOPs For Celebrating Chinese New Year 2021 Under The MCO

The holiday will fall on 12 February.

Cover image via Bernama/Malay Mail & MS News

The National Security Council (MKN) has come up with standard operating procedures (SOPs) for celebrating this coming Chinese New Year under the Movement Control Order (MCO)

Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yakoob announced the guidelines during a live press conference today, 4 February. 

The upcoming holiday will fall on 12 February.

Reunion dinners, prayers, and other activities related to the celebration are only allowed to be done among members of the family living in the same house

The minister stressed that interdistrict travel is still not permissible and people are also barred from visiting homes of friends and family nearby.

He said, "Visits are not allowed as with cross-border travel."

Image via MS News

Meanwhile, only five community members are allowed to attend prayers at the temple

For those celebrating Chinese New Year in Sarawak, Ismail Sabri said the state government will be making an announcement on the matter as the state is under the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO).

Previously, it was announced by the State Disaster Management Committee (JPBN) that the Chinese New Year celebration in Sarawak is only allowed on the first day with an attendance of 20 people at a time, as reported by Malay Mail.

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