The Borneo Post (Sabah)

No intention of imposing another nationwide MCO – PM


PETALING JAYA: The government has no intention of imposing another nationwide movement control order, says Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

However, the Prime Minister told industry players at a closed door meeting on Thursday (April 15) that it was important for manufactur­ers to address the issue of poor housing for workers as this was a source of Covid-19 spreading.

“More than 83% of Covid-19 cases are from the manufactur­ing sector and this is indeed a worrying trend,” he said.

“Despite this, it is telling that the source of this increase is at ignition sites, noticeably workers’ accommodat­ion and hostels, rather than work premises and manufactur­ing lines,” added Muhyiddin at the meeting organised by the Internatio­nal Trade and Industry Ministry.

Muhyiddin also said the private sector must assume an integral role to check the spread of Covid-19 in this regard.

“I strongly urge the industries to ensure strict compliance with the SOPs at the workplace and collaborat­e with the Government in adhering to Act 446,” he said.

Act 446 refers to the Workers’ Minimum Standards of Housing and Amenities Act 1990.

“This is also a reminder that the Government does not intend to impose another MCO period; however, targeted MCOs would be imposed in designated locations that are considered as point of ignition sites,” Muhyiddin added.

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