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Govt to study Covid data for the easing of SOPs in some states

Home Minister Hamzah Zainudin says an announcement will be made tomorrow.

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The government will conduct a data study on Covid-19 cases nationwide to consider relaxing the SOPs for Phase One of the movement control under the National Recovery Plan in certain states to be determined at a later point.

Home Minister Hamzah Zainudin said the matter would be discussed with Senior Minister for Security Ismail Sabri Yaakob through the National Security Council Technical Committee before an announcement is made.

“It is expected to be announced tomorrow… from the data we can show which states can be proposed to be given flexibility.

“This proposal aims to give some freedom and relief… the average national cases that came from Selangor caused the people to feel overwhelmed by the problems,” he said at a press conference after leading a large-scale operation under Ops Patuh today.

In the meantime, Hamzah said the compliance operation which begins today would witness the deployment of police assets such as drones and helicopters in some areas to ensure compliance with SOPs.

“Today we see the operation being conducted in an integrated manner. It is different in other areas, but the focus is on Kuala Lumpur and Selangor. In addition, detailed data of the operation will be received tonight and I will announce it tomorrow,” he said.

Also present were Deputy Inspector-General of Police Mazlan Lazim and Internal Security and Public Order Department deputy director (special operations force) Mastor Mohd Arif.

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