RESTRICTIONS STILL IN PLACE

Full lockdown has been extended and some states entering Phase 2.

MEASURES

  • On 27 June 2021, it was reported that the government decided to extend the full lockdown.
  • It was also reported that the Phase 1 of the Movement Control Order will be maintained until the three key threshold value indicators are achieved.
    • Number of daily COVID-19 cases drops to below 4,000.
    • 10% of the population has completed two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
    • Rate of bed usage in intensive care units (ICU) is kept at moderate level.
  •  On 03 July 2021, it was reported that five states will enter into Phase 2 of the national recovery plan on 05 July 2021 as these states have met the threshold value indicators. These states include Kelantan, Pahang, Perak, Perlis, and Terengganu.
    • Under Phase 2, more activities will be allowed, however, the inter-district, interstate travel will still be prohibited.
    • The list of essential services has been expanded to include the manufacturing of automotive (vehicle/components), ceramic, rubber, cement, steel and iron and furniture (for the purpose of exportation) as well as the some of the trade and distributor sectors. 80% workforce capacity will be allowed for those identified as essential service under Phase 2.
    • For restaurant, dine in service will continue to be prohibited.
    • More details regarding the Standard Operating Procedure for Phase 2 can be accessed on the MKN website (Malaysia National Security Council).
  •  On 06 July 2021, it was reported that Penang will be the sixth state entering into Phase 2 starting from 07 July 2021.
  • Meanwhile, Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) has been imposed in quite a number of areas in Selangor whereby stricter requirements have been implemented to curb the COVID-19 situation.
    • Under EMCO, only selected factories will be allowed to operate and these will include factories manufacturing rice, bread, sugar, cooking oil, wheat, fresh milk, baby formula, medicine and face masks.
    • Starting from 7 July, the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) has announced that more sectors will be allowed under EMCO in Selangor and these will include electrical and electronics sectors and its supply chains, aerospace sector, machinery and equipment sector for the manufacturing activities of healthcare and food products, key food and beverage manufacturing companies.