KUALA LUMPUR, May 1 – The government will implement the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), with most economic and social activities allowed to resume on May 4, he said.
He said this decision was taken after two of the six strategies adopted by the government to contain the COVID-19 pandemic and build resilience through the Prihatin Economic Stimulus Package have yielded positive results.
“We are ready to carry out our third approach, which is to reopen economic activities nationwide in a controlled and careful manner. As such, the government will now be implementing the Conditional Movement Control Order or CMCO,” he said in his special address in conjunction with Workers’ Day today.
However, activities that involved large gatherings and ones that could expose the public to the risks of infection are still disallowed, the prime minister stressed.
Almost all economic sectors to resume
Almost all economic sectors and business activities in Malaysia will be allowed to resume operations starting May 4, subject to the terms and the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) set by the authorities, said the PM.
He said the Economic Action Council, the National Security Council and the Cabinet had discussed on ways to balance between the need to revive the country’s economy and curbing the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Based on the advice from the Ministry of Health which is on the basis of the accumulated data and the best practices determined by the World Health Organisation, the government has decided to reopen the economic sectors, albeit with strict health SOPs,” he said in his Labour Day 2020 special message here, today.
Meanwhile, he said the full list of businesses and activities which have not been allowed to resume is available on the National Security Council’s website.