By Mei Kuan
The Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) in Perak is set to end on Sunday, December 6 and to enter the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) phase with the exception of the Kinta District, Mukim Teja (sub-district) in Kampar District and Mukim Changkat Jong (sub-district) in Hilir Perak District where the CMCO will be extended starting December 7 till 20.
Meanwhile, the Langkap Immigration Detention Depot and its quarters in Hilir Perak District will be placed under the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) from December 6 to 19 in view of the rising number of positive COVID-19 cases involving detainees, staff and family members.
The EMCO placed on Zone B and Zone C of Taman Meru 2C in Ipoh is to end today (December 5), earlier than scheduled on the advice and risk assessment done by the Ministry of Health.
Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, Senior Minister (Security Cluster) made the announcements today (December 5) via Facebook after a recent conference with the National Security Council and the Ministry of Health.
According to him, the Kinta District and Hilir Perak District are presently categorised as red zones.
Among the towns geographically located within the Kinta District are Tronoh, Jelapang, Simpang Pulai, Chemor, Tanjung Rambutan and Tambun inclusive of the state capital, Ipoh.
During the live media conference, Ismail Sabri also explained some slightly loosened restrictions, “Except for areas placed under EMCO, interstate and inter-district travel are allowed nationwide without the need for police permission. Starting December 7, police will no longer conduct roadblocks but will instead focus on monitoring compliance with standard operating procedures (SOPs).”
“The limit on the number of passengers allowed to travel in a vehicle is lifted, to be in accordance to the seat capacity of the vehicle and the road transport act. If there are four seats, four passengers are allowed. In a bigger car with seven seats, for instance, up to seven passengers are allowed,” he added.
“It is our responsibility to take care of ourselves, our family and to protect others in the surrounding. Self-discipline is of utmost importance in adhering to SOPs,” he advised.