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Health ministry to consider full-scale MCO for Selangor if cases remain high

Health Minister Dr Adham Baba says SOPs could also be tightened if the state fails to curb Covid-19 infections.

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Health Minister Dr Adham Baba says his ministry is considering tightening health SOPs in Selangor or enforcing a full-scale movement control order (MCO) in the state if Covid-19 cases remain high.

“I agree that we need to suggest stricter SOPs and MCO to the government in view of the inability to curb (infections), so a proposal for us to implement a full MCO can be considered,” he said at a joint press conference with Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin today.

The current MCO, enforced in the majority of districts in Selangor early this month, was extended across the country on May 12 although Sarawak later said it would remain under conditional MCO.

Under the so-called MCO 3.0, SOPs were tightened and travel across state and district lines was prohibited.

The stricter SOPs will remain in place until June 7.

Yesterday, Selangor recorded 1,275 new cases of the 3,780 infections reported nationwide.

Of the 36 new deaths recorded across the country, eight were in Selangor.

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