The economic sector in MCO areas can operate as usual subject to existing SOPs – MITI

KUALA LUMPUR: All economic sectors, including the manufacturing sector in six districts of Selangor under the Movement Control Order (MCO), are allowed to operate as usual, with the exception of some activities listed in the negative list MCO 3.0 general standard operating procedures (SOPs).

According to the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), the general MCO 3.0 SOPs were based on existing SOPs, with the exception of catering activities which are not permitted in restaurants.

“Businesses must comply with the SOP and are subject to existing work-from-home procedures (WFH), meaning that only 30 percent of management staff can come to the office as usual without restrictions. ‘hours of work, while the presence of operations / support staff should be determined by the employer at its discretion,’ he said in a statement today.

The SOP is available on the National Security Council website at

Therefore, MITI urged the industrial sector to continue to cooperate with the government to ensure the success of containing the spread of Covid-19 infections.

“Enforcement activities will be enhanced by enforcement agencies based on the assessment of the Early Warning System or the Identification of Hot Spots for Dynamic Engagement (HIDE), which is capable of detecting high-risk locations that are at the origin of the transmission of Covid-19 infections ”It said.

The movement is more focused and effective than the shutdown as a whole, he added.

“Companies that have not complied with the SOP will face legal action, including shutting down the company’s operations for a period of time,” he said.

In addition to this, MITI also urged all state government agencies, including local authorities, to take proactive measures and jointly cooperate with the federal government to strengthen law enforcement activities for mutual security. . – Bernama

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