Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Tighter SOPs under MCO 3.0 the best move for now, says Selangor MB

Amirudin Shari says the implementation of MCO should be reviewed from time to time, depending on the current situation.

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Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari says the tighter movement control order (MCO) which came into effect today is the best decision for the time being to contain the spread of Covid-19.

However, he said the implementation of MCO should be reviewed from time to time, depending on the current situation.

“I believe this is the best decision for now, but we will have to look at it again if the number of cases continues to increase.

“If there is no solution, then only we can implement a lockdown, but we have to make the preparations from now,” he told reporters after visiting the vaccination centre at the Ideal Convention Centre (IDCC) in Shah Alam.

He said the MCO, which was implemented for two weeks in Selangor starting May 6, had resulted in the reduction of Covid-19 cases in several clusters, including at educational institutions and workplaces.

“In the next two weeks, we hope to see the outcome of MCO 3.0, whether we manage to further reduce the cases or not,” he said.

Amirudin also urged the National Security Council to assist individuals who have had to cancel their vaccination appointments after testing positive for Covid-19.

“When they recover from Covid-19, they have to wait for three to six months before getting vaccinated. Therefore, we have to reschedule their appointments so that no one will miss their vaccination,” he said.

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