Updates on Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) phase in Malaysia.
Starting from 15 July, the family entertainment centres, including game arcades, funfairs, kids’ gymnasiums and karaoke centres, will be allowed to resume operations with strict adherence to the respective Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Meanwhile, on 15 July, it was reported that the government has announced to reopen the Malaysia-Singapore border on 10 August. Two schemes have been introduced, including
  • Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL): To allow cross-border travel for essential trips and official purposes between countries.
  • Periodic Commuting Arrangement (PCA): To enable residents of both countries who hold long-term immigration passes for business and work purposes in the other country to travel. However, they are only allowed to return to their home country after at least three consecutive months in their country of work.
    The government will continue working with the Singapore government to finalise the SOPs for these two schemes.The border has been closed since 18 March, when movement control order was first announced.
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    More economic and social activities are allowed to be conducted during the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) phase.
    Starting from 1 July, more economic and social activities will be permitted, including:
  • Cinemas, theatres and live events (limited to 250 people or fewer, depending on the area of the facilities)
  • Social events, including wedding receptions, engagement parties, reunion gatherings and religious events
  • Pre-school facilities and kindergartens
  • Recreational activities at swimming pools, rivers, lakes and sea

    However, these activities shall be carried out in accordance with the relevant Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). In addition, the government is in discussion with 6 green zone countries, including Australia, Brunei, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore and South Korea, regarding the facilitation of cross-border travel. The travel will be permitted under bilateral arrangement with mutually-agreed preventative protocols in place.
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    The government continues easing restrictions by allowing more economic and social activities to be conducted.
    On 17 June, the Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced various relaxations, including
  • Meetings, seminars, training and courses can be organised with limited number of participants (250 people)
  • No fixed number of people per table for dining in at restaurant, however, social distancing shall be maintained
  • Face-to-face interviews are allowed for government ministries and agencies
  • Parents are allowed to bring children to public places, including but not limited to shopping malls, playgrounds and restaurants

    However, these activities shall be carried out in accordance with the relevant Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). In addition, the government reiterated that the cinema will remain closed, as there are no relevant SOPs in place.
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