SOP to tightened MCO in second phase to ensure compliance

SOP to tightened MCO in second phase to ensure compliance

PUTRAJAYA: The Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the Movement Control Order (MCO) is to be tightened to ensure full compliance.

This includes the possibility of further restricting mobility for the purchase of essentials, Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said.

He said the new SOP was now being drawn by the National Security Council (MKN), which will then be applied during the second phase of the MCO.

“In the first phase, although there were movement restrictions, there was still some leeway, exemptions given. The police said there was a 95% level of public compliance, which shows there are still some who are defiant.

“MKN has been asked to introduce a new and stricter SOP, so after this, there would be restrictions in terms of movement for the purchase of essentials, food, shopping and so on,” he said, after chairing the Special Ministerial Committee meeting on the MCO today.

 Bernama