By Ashwin Kumar
SHAH ALAM, June 11 — The Selangor government has decided to allow several sectors that cover economic, social and recreational activities in the state to operate during the recovery movement control order (RMCO), says its Menteri Besar.
Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari however reminded that these sectors are subjected to the standard operating procedure (SOP) set by the National Security Council (NSC).
“The decision was made following a meeting between the state government, mayors, local council presidents and district officers. This follows the announcement by the Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s on the RMCO which began officially yesterday until August 31.
“The state administration also decided to allow the reopening of music and art class in Selangor. The state government also allows hiking activities but is limited to a group of not more than three hikers who have to comply with the social distancing measures,” he said in a statement today.
Amirudin also pointed out that the reopening of open markets, “pasar malam” and bazaars will be in stages from June 15 and in accordance with the SOP set by the NSC.
“The SOP set by the NSC will be used as the reference for the implementation and enforcement purposes. However, the SOPs will be coordinated and customised by the respective local authorities (PBT) in accordance with appropriate and strategic standards based on the conditions of their respective areas,” he added.
Meanwhile, Amirudin also emphasized on the importance of scanning the SELangkah (Langkah Masuk Dengan Selamat) QR code before entering premises in the state, including practising good hygiene habits of regularly washing hands and wearing a face mask.
“The state government will not hesitate to close and impose restrictions on any premises and areas deemed to be at risk due to failure to adhere to the SOP,” he said.