NO more confusion!
It has been decided during the Movement Control Order duration;
- Barber shops, optical showrooms, hair and beauty salons, body and nail grooming parlours not be allowed to operate;
- Nationwide ban on Ramadhan bazaars;
- Undergraduates and students at institutions of higher learning to continue remaining within campus grounds;
- Enforcement to turn away foreigners trying to sneak into Malaysian waters.
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin chaired the Cabinet meeting Monday which reached the decision.
Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob made the announcement at a daily media conference, saying the government had taken the views experts and non-governmental organisations.
He hoped that with the announcement it would end the concern among the public on the matter.
Last Friday, the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) issued a list of service sectors allowed to operate, among them hair salons and optical shops, during the third phase of MCO.
On the appeal by students of institutions of higher learning to be allowed to return home, Ismail Sabri said that the government has decided that they should remain at their respective universities.
“Insyaallah, their food and beverages will be borne by the government,” he said, adding that the decision was made to ensure success of efforts made to break the chain of the Covid-19 infection.
The implementation of the MCO since March 18 has helped control the pandemic spread to a quite stable level.
However, health officials acknowledged the situation was still at mid-stage and required a continuous preventive and control measure.
The government’s decision to extend the MCO till April 28 was deemed timely as it gave more time for the country to contain the outbreak.