Face masks, social distancing among SOPs for MPs

The Dewan Rakyat will meet from July 13 to Aug 27 under strict SOPs.

PETALING JAYA: The special Cabinet meeting on the implementation of the movement control order (MCO) has decided on the SOPs for the parliamentary meeting from July 13 to Aug 27, which include the use of face masks and social distancing between MPs sitting in the hall.

Senior Minister for Security Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the other SOPs are providing hand sanitisers, and mandatory temperature checks for MPs, government staff and media representatives.

They are also required to register for contact tracing using the MySejahtera app.

“Only MPs and officers are allowed into the hall while media practitioners and civil servants are allowed to be at the Parliament building,” he said in a statement today.

Ismail also said police arrested and fined three individuals for offences under the recovery movement control order (RMCO) yesterday.

He said 2,749 task force teams consisting of 13,471 personnel conducted checks at 4,211 supermarkets, 6,110 restaurants and 2,120 hawker stalls, 1,091 factories, 3,773 banks and 863 government offices.

They also monitored 1,243 land transport terminals, 322 water transport terminals and 99 air transport terminals.

He said operations against illegal immigrants continued, with police checking 44,028 vehicles at 67 roadblocks. Five people were detained for immigration offences.

Ismail said 13,341 individuals who arrived at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) had been screened for Covid-19 from June 10 to July 6.

Of the number, 13,392 were found negative but were told to undergo mandatory isolation at home. Fifty-one were tested positive and taken to hospital.

Yesterday, 1,146 Malaysians arrived at KLIA and klia2 from Indonesia, Singapore, India, Japan, China, Denmark, the UK, Qatar and Australia. All but two were told to go on 14 days’ mandatory home quarantine.

He said police had conducted 1,083 checks on SOP compliance among those under mandatory home quarantine and found that all were following the guidelines.

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