WFH to remain as default as Malaysia loosens movement control restrictions
As Malaysia loosens its movement control restrictions on several states, work-from-home (WFH) should still remain the default working arrangement, said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
“There have been no reports on this matter, thus far, it remains in force,” the minister said, referring to updates from the Ministry of International Trade and Industry, or the Public Service Department, reports Bernama.
The government has replaced the Movement Control Order (MCO) in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Johor and Penang to a conditional MCO (CMCO), effective March 5 until March 18.
Meanwhile, the government will relax restrictions for Melaka, Pahang, Sabah, Terengganu, as well as the federal territories of Putrajaya and Labuan, placing these areas under a recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO).
The states of Kedah, Kelantan, Negeri Sembilan, Sarawak and Perak will remain under CMCO.
The minister said that the decision to loosen restrictions in parts of the country were due to the reduction in cluster and community cases, and an improvement in the nation’s infectivity rate.
He added that inter-district travel would be permitted in all states except Sabah. However, interstate travel is still not allowed. As of March 6, the country reported 1,680 new COVID-19 cases and seven deaths, a fall from the 2,154 new cases recorded on Friday.