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People queuing up to enter the Tesco hypermarket in Shah Alam, following the limited number of shoppers allowed in at a time during the movement control order (MCO) period, on March 26, 2020. — Picture by ASRI SAPFIE/SELANGORKINI

MB: Selangor drawing up its own MCO exit strategy

By Ida Nadirah Ibrahim

SHAH ALAM, April 21 — The Selangor Task Force for Covid-19 (STFC) is preparing the guideline of an exit strategy at the state level when the movement control order (MCO) is relaxed or lifted.

Selangor Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari said the guideline will include on how to allow business sectors to gradually resume operations with the existing rules set by the Health Ministry in place, such as the ban against group gatherings and social distancing.

“STFC is preparing the guideline on how the markets or shops can operate, or how factories can resume operations with social distancing in place.

“If we can, we would like to share this standard guideline on how and when to allow several crucial sectors to resume if the MCO is relaxed,” he said.

Amirudin was sharing the state administration’s future planning after Covid-19 during a Facebook Live interaction session with PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Negri Sembilan Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun and Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow, today.

During the session, Anwar had commended some of the Selangor government’s initiatives in light of the coronavirus pandemic, such as the Ramadan e-bazaar and the mass Covid-19 community screening operation, which was initiated to contain the spread of the disease in the state.

The Federal government had implemented the ongoing MCO on March 18, which is expected to end on April 28.

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