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Now, Labuan to come under conditional MCO

The conditional movement control order in Labuan will run from Oct 17 to 30.

Staff Writers
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Women wearing face masks shop for fresh greens at a farmers market in Labuan. Photo: Bernama
Women wearing face masks shop for fresh greens at a farmers market in Labuan. Photo: Bernama

Labuan will come under conditional movement control order (CMCO) from Oct 17 to 30, Senior Minister for Security Ismail Sabri Yaakob said today.

However, he said all economic activities including industrial and factory activities would be allowed to continue.

This comes just days after the government announced that Sabah, Selangor, Putrajaya and Kuala Lumpur would be placed under CMCO as well.

Movements in Labuan under the CMCO will be subject to the following restrictions, among others:

– Only two people from each household will be allowed to go out for groceries or other necessities.

– High-risk individuals and children are advised to avoid public and crowded areas.

– Vehicles carrying workers will be allowed to operate contingent on SOPs.

– Interstate travel will be prohibited although inter-district travel will be allowed with police permission for emergency situations and funerals.

– Only workers with valid passes or letters from their employers will be allowed to travel for work purposes.

– Police permission will be required for air travel through the Labuan airport.

– Ferry services will be allowed to continue until 6pm only, with limited capacity subject to physical distancing between passengers.

– Supermarkets and retail stores will be allowed to open according to SOPs.

– Restaurants, food stalls, food trucks, roadside stalls, vendors and food courts will be allowed to open from 6am until 10pm.

– Dine-in meals are allowed at restaurants, limited to two people per table, although customers are encouraged to buy food via drive-thru, delivery or take-away services.

– Day markets will be allowed to open from 6am to 4pm.

– Farmers markets will be allowed to open from 6am until 12pm, subject to SOPs.

– Petrol stations will be allowed to run from 6am until 10pm.

– Public transport, taxi and e-hailing services will be allowed, limited to two passengers per vehicle for the latter two, from 6am until 10pm.

– Suggestions on the number of congregants allowed for prayers at mosques will be brought to the Federal Territories Islamic Religious Department, to be presented to the Agong for his approval.

– For non-Muslim houses of worship, a maximum of six worshippers will be allowed.

– Entertainment and cultural activities will not be allowed, including activities at night clubs and pubs, indoor playgrounds and cinemas.

– Contactless sports and recreational activities such as e-sports, walking, jogging, cycling, hiking and fishing will be allowed, capped at 10 people.

– Indoor activities, swimming, contact sports, team sports, contests and events which involve spectators or participants from out of state will not be allowed.

– All schools and institutes of education including public and private colleges, tahfiz centres, daycares and kindergartens will not be allowed to open for normal classes.

– Social events including weddings, birthday celebrations and reunions will not be allowed.