With new SOP issued for Hari Raya and festivities, MOH together with the National Security Task Force have come will be asking PDRM and ATM to conduct house to house visits in making sure people comply.
Both the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) and the Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) have been given instructions to conduct patrols in residential areas to ensure full compliance with the standard operating procedures.
The government gave leeway for the festive season where a maximum of 20 people are allowed in a household during this time. However, there is instructions put in place in terms of size of the premise and keeping with the hygiene factor protocols. The patrols is part of efforts by the authorities to curb the spread of COVID-19 and ensure public compliance with the SOP under the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO).
Apart from Raya, Pesta Kaamatan and Hari Gawai will also be included in the special allowance of 20 people (family and kin) but only on the first day of each celebration. These conditions are essential if Malaysia is to bring the daily cases even lower than what is being reported now.
As explained by Health director-general Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah, Malaysia is still on track to see new COVID-19 cases reduce to single-digits soon.
“We are still on target based on our modeling, but the more important thing is that when we look back at the two weeks from the fourth of May until now, certainly the cases (COVID-19) have not increased, however, it’s not also decreasing as fast as we want to,” he said.