GEORGE TOWN, Jan 11 — All economic sectors need to take the necessary steps to reduce the Movement Control Order’s (MCO) negative impact on the socio-economic development of the state, said Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.
“We need to understand that the MCO is necessary, given the surging number of COVID-19 cases which are getting close to crippling the nation’s public health system.
“As such, all economic sectors need to make the necessary adjustments to alleviate its negative impact on the state’s socio-economy, as, if we should fail to win against the COVID-19 pandemic, the economic well-being cannot be guaranteed,” he said in a statement today.
Chow said the Penang State Security Special Committee would convene tomorrow morning to further refine the standard operating procedures (SOP) regarding the implementation of MCO in the state.
At 6 pm today, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced that the MCO will be enforced in Penang, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Labuan, Melaka, Johor and Sabah from midnight Jan 13 – 26, 2021, where inter-district movement is prohibited.
Meanwhile, conditional MCO (CMCO) would be enforced in Pahang, Perak, Negeri Sembilan, Kedah, Terengganu and Kelantan, while Perlis and Sarawak would undergo the Recovery MCO (RMCO) during the same period.
Source: Bernama – 11 January 2021 (Monday)