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MCO Updates

Dear Members,

To help counter the COVID – 19 pandemic, the government of Malaysia initiated the Movement Control Order (MCO), effective on 18 March 2020, in order to increase social distancing and slow down the transmission rate of the virus. The MCO order was extended multiple times and has, at times, switched to either the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO), or the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO). 

Following the MCO stages, the National Recovery Plan (NRP) was put in place starting June 1, 2021.  NRP consists of a four – phase recovery plan that is developed to steer Malaysia out of the pandemic. The three key conditions to be met to move to a next phase are related to daily COVID – 19 cases, the rate of bed use in ICUs, and the percentage of the population fully vaccinated.

The latest update is included below.

UPDATE: On 8 March 2022, the government announced that Malaysia is transitioning to the endemic phase on 1 April 2022.

SOP Guidelines for the Transition to the Endemic Phase
Guidelines for you to stay safe #ReOpeningSafely

Latest statistics via COVIDNOW website

Click here to view the latest SOP Guidelines

Please click here for the list of states and current NRP Phase.

MCO Stages
To help counter the COVID – 19 pandemic, the government of Malaysia initiated the Movement Control Order (MCO), effective on 18 March 2020, in order to increase social distancing and slow down the transmission rate of the virus. The MCO order was extended three times, each for another two week period, until 12 May 2020.
 
On 13 May 2020, Malaysia moved into the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO).
On 8 June 2020, Malaysia moved into the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO).
On 25 March 2020, the Prime Minister announced that the MCO will be extended until 14 April.
On 10 April 2020, the Prime Minister announced that the MCO will be extended until 28 April.
On 23 April 2020, the Prime Minister announced that the MCO will be extended until 12 May.
On 11 May 2020, Malaysia moved into CMCO from 13 May, and ran until 9 June.
On 7 June 2020, Malaysia moved into the RMCO as per 10 June, and ran until 31 August.
On 28 August 2020, the Prime Minister announced that the RMCO was extended until 31 December.
On 1 January 2021, it was announced that the RMCO will be extended until 31 March.
On 11 January 2021, it was announced that six states will be under MCO for 14 days.
On 2 February 2021, it was announced that the MCO will be extended until 18 February.
On 16 February 2021, it was announced that the MCO in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Johor, and Penang has been extended until March 4.
On 2 March 2021, it was announced that the MCO in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Johor, and Penang will change to a CMCO on 5 March and will run until 18 March.
On 17 March 2021, it was announced that the CMCO in Selangor, KL, Johor, Penang, and Kelantan will be extended until 31 March.
On 30 March 2021, it was announced that the CMCO in Selangor, KL, Johor, Penang, and Kelantan will be extended until 15 April.
On 13 April 2021, it was announced that Selangor, Johor, Kelantan, Kuala Lumpur, and Penang will remain under CMCO until 28 April.
On 27 April 2021, it was announced that Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, and Johor will remain under CMCO until 17 May.
On 5 May 2021 it was announced that KL, several areas in Terengganu, Johor, and Perak will be under MCO from 7 to 20 May.
On 10 May 2021 it was announced that there will be a nationwide MCO from 12 May to 7 June
On 28 May 2021 it was announced that there will be a nationwide full lockdown from 1 June for 14 days
On 11 June 2021 it was announced that there will be a nationwide full lockdown until 28 June
On 27 June 2021 it was announced that Phase I of the lockdown will be extended
On 1 July 2021 it was announced that most of Selangor and some localities in KL will be placed under EMCO starting 3 July.
On 16 July 2021 it was announced that most of Selangor and KL will return to NRP Phase 1 starting 17 July.
On 8 September 2021 it was announced that KL, Selangor, and Putrajaya will be moving to Phase II of the NRP on 10 September.
On 1 October 2021, it was announced that Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, and Putrajaya will be under Phase 3 of the NRP.
On 18 October 2021, it was announced that Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, and Putrajaya will be under Phase 4 of the NRP.
On 8 March 2022, the government announced that Malaysia is transitioning to the endemic phase on 1 April 2022.

The MDBC office is open with a hybrid set up (team – members WFH and some in the office per a rotating schedule), except on some event / webinar days.  Please contact us for appointments.

We encourage everyone to heed preventive and general hygiene measures; making sure to follow the guidelines set by professional and regulatory agencies.

From all of us at the MDBC team, stay healthy & safe.

MDBC will always make the best effort to ensure that all information posted on this page is up to date.  However, this is a dynamic and continually changing situation so please double check the primary sources (links included per section) for the latest updates.

News items are listed per segment with the latest update at the bottom.  

Protocol for entry into Malaysia

Protocol for travelers arriving at Malaysia’s International Borders from 1 April 2022

   

Pre – departure, travelers are reminded to take a COVID – 19 detection test, download the MySejahtera application, and purchase travel insurance.

With Malaysia reopening its borders in its transition to an endemic phase, the protocols for travelers entering the country have also been updated.

Effective 1 April 2022, here are the testing and quarantine procedures for travelers arriving in Malaysia:

Pre-departure measures:
1) Travellers are required to download, register and activate the MySejahtera application.
2) They are required to complete a travel declaration including vaccination information that can be accessed via the Traveller icon in the MySejahtera application.
3) They are required to upload the results of their RT – polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test done two days before departure.
4) For travellers who were infected with COVID – 19 within six to 60 days before departure, they are required to upload the results of their Rapid Test Kit Antigen (RTK – Ag) done two days before departure.
5) Meanwhile, non-citizen travellers are also required to have both COVID – 19 and travel insurance, as well as to state the address where they will be staying in Malaysia.

Upon arrival in Malaysia:
1) Travellers will go through fever screenings via thermal scanners or conduct self-referrals by reporting to health workers if they are symptomatic for further examination at the health counters at the international entry points.
2) Asymptomatic travellers can continue their journey to the immigration counters for further checks.

24 hours after travellers arrive in Malaysia:
1) Travellers are required to undergo the same RTK – Ag test whether at a private health facility at the international entry points or outside within 24 hours.
2) The RTK – Ag test results will be obtained in the MySejahtera app.

Click here to read the article


Fully – vaccinated travelers (and travelers above the age of 18 who have gotten a booster dose):

Pre – departure: Required to take a PCR test two days before travelling.
On – arrival test: RTK – Ag (professional) test at a facility / hotel within 24 hours.
Test and quarantine after arrival: No test / quarantine required.


Fully – vaccinated travelers who were recently infected with COVID – 19 within 60 days before departure:

Pre – departure: RTK – Ag (professional) test two days before travelling.
On – arrival test: RTK – Ag (professional) test at a facility / hotel within 24 hours.
Test and quarantine after arrival: No test / quarantine required.


Non – vaccinated travelers, due to medical reasons (case by case basis):

Pre – departure: Required to take a PCR test two days before travelling.
On – arrival test: RTK – Ag (professional) test at a facility / hotel within 24 hours.
Test and quarantine after arrival: No test / quarantine required, BUT results based on a case by case basis.


Partially – vaccinated / non – vaccinated:

Pre – departure: Required to take a PCR test two days before travelling.
On – arrival test: RTK – Ag (professional) test at a facility / hotel within 24 hours.
Test and quarantine after arrival: PCR test on day four / RTK – Ag test on day five, quarantine for five days.


Children and adolescents aged 17 and below:

Pre – departure: Required to take a PCR test two days before travelling.
On – arrival test: RTK – Ag (professional) test at a facility / hotel within 24 hours.
Test and quarantine after arrival: No test / quarantine required.


Pre – departure, all travelers are also reminded to download and activate the MySejahtera application. Through the app, they are then required to complete the pre – departure form through the Traveller icon.

It is also important to note that travelers are also required to purchase COVID – 19 & travel insurance.

On – arrival, they will take a temperature check before undergoing any required tests.

Click here to read the article

COVID – 19 test no longer required for travelers from three categories

COVID – 19 test no longer required for travelers from three categories

Effective May 1, travelers under three categories are no longer required to undergo COVID – 19 test before departing to Malaysia and upon arrival, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said.

They include fully vaccinated individuals aged 13 and above; individuals who had contracted COVID – 19 within six to 60 days from the date of recovery before departing for Malaysia; and individuals aged 12 and below, irrespective of their vaccination status.

Khairy said that partially vaccinated or unvaccinated travelers would have to undergo the RT – PCR or RTK – Ag professional test two days before departure to Malaysia, and also a supervised RTK Antigen test within 24 hours upon arrival.

Click here to read the article

 

Published 28 April 2022

Requirements for travel to the Netherlands

Requirements for entry into the Netherlands:

Self – quarantine requirement lifted as of 25 February 2022
From 00.01 on 25 February 2022 people travelling to the Netherlands no longer have to self – quarantine on arrival. There are still other rules for travelers.  See the checklist to find out what rules apply to you.

Click here to see the announcement

There are no coronavirus entry rules for people travelling from:

  • Countries within the EU / Schengen area
  • Countries participating in the EU travel rules scheme
    If you are travelling by air, complete a health declaration form.

You are advised to do a self – test immediately after arrival in the Netherlands and again on day 5.

EU entry ban for travelers from non – EU countries

An EU entry ban is in effect for people from countries outside the European Union / Schengen area. There are exemptions to the entry ban, for example for people travelling from a safe country or people with proof of vaccination or proof of recovery. This proof of vaccination or recovery must meet certain requirements. From 23 March 2022 people travelling to the Netherlands no longer need to show a negative test result.

Click here to see the announcement

Traveller’s card no longer needed to enter Malaysia, 1 Aug

Traveller’s card no longer needed to enter Malaysia

Effective next Monday (Aug 1), all travellers entering Malaysia will no longer need to fill in and complete the traveller’s card feature in the MySejahtera application, said Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin.

He said the relaxation was decided, after taking into account that the country’s health system is now at a good and controlled level, apart from aiming to facilitate the entry procedures of travellers to this country.

The Ministry of Health will constantly intensify symptom monitoring activities among travellers at all international entry points (PMA) in Malaysia, Khairy said in a statement on Saturday.

Click here to read the article

Published 1 August 2022

Latest News

Masks optional indoors in Malaysia, except on public transport and in medical facilities, 7 Sept

Masks optional indoors in Malaysia, except on public transport and in medical facilities

Malaysia has dropped its mask mandate for indoor settings, except for people on public transport and in medical facilities, as well as those who have tested positive for COVID – 19.  Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said that the government will leave it to the owners of premises to decide whether they will do away with mask wearing.

While the use of mask in many indoor settings is now optional, Mr Khairy still encouraged the public to continue wearing it, given its proven efficacy in breaking transmission.

Click here to read the article

Published 7 September 2022

Wearing of face masks no longer mandatory on school premises, 10 Sept

Wearing of face masks no longer mandatory on school premises

The use of face masks on school premises, be it indoors or outdoors, is no longer mandatory, said Senior Education Minister Datuk Dr Radzi Jidin.  Through a video clip on his official Facebook page, he said, however, the use of face masks was still encouraged in schools, especially in crowded places.

Click here to read the article.

Published 10 September 2022

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Ministries & Agencies

MySejahtera Requirements for Travelers Entering Malaysia, 5 Apr

MySejahtera Requirements for Travelers Entering Malaysia

Click here to view the pdf document

Published 5 April 2022

EU accepts Malaysia’s COVID – 19 vaccination and test certificates, 5 Apr

EU accepts Malaysia’s COVID – 19 vaccination and test certificates

The COVID – 19 vaccination and test certificates issued by the Malaysian government is now recognized by the European Union (EU) in facilitating the right of free movement of Malaysian travelers within EU.  The decision of the European Commission on the recognition comes into force effective April 4, 2022, the day of the publication of the official Journal of EU.

In a statement made available on the EU’s website, President of the European Commission Ursula Von Der Leyen had noted that in order for the recognition to be operational, Malaysia shall be connected to the EU Digital COVID Certificate trust framework established by Regulation (EU) 2021/953.

Click here to read the article

Published 5 April 2022

COVID – 19: Putrajaya recommends second Pfizer booster for those aged 60 and above with severe comorbidities, immunocompromised kids aged 12 and above, 18 Apr

COVID – 19: Putrajaya recommends second Pfizer booster for those aged 60 and above with severe comorbidities, immunocompromised kids aged 12 and above

The Ministry of Health (MOH) said today it is recommending a second booster shot for individuals aged 60 and above with severe comorbidities as well as for children aged 12 and above who are immunocompromised.  Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said this choice will not be compulsory but voluntary, and further details on getting the shot will be announced soon.

Click here to read the article

Click here to read the press release by the MoH in BM
Click here to read the press release by the MoH in EN (Unofficial Translation)

Published 18 April 2022

Sabah issues new guidelines for international travelers, 26 Apr

Sabah issues new guidelines for international travelers

The Sabah government today issued new guidelines for the entry of international travelers into the state via air, land, or sea route in line with the standard operating procedures (SOP) set by the Health Ministry (MOH).

Sabah Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun said this included giving them an option whether to undergo the COVID – 19 RTK Antigen test performed by trained health personnel upon arrival at the state’s international entry point (PMA) or outside the PMA within 24 hours.

Click here to read the article

Published 26 April 2022

Evusheld antibody treatment for high – risk groups soon, says Khairy, 9 June

Evusheld antibody treatment for high – risk groups soon, says Khairy

The Ministry of Health (MOH) will start administering treatment with the monoclonal antibody drugs Tixagevimab and Cilgavimab (Evusheld) in the near future to ensure that high – risk groups continue to be protected from COVID – 19 infection.

Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said that currently the Evusheld antibody drugs would only be administered in government hospitals, and they could be used as pre – exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for those who were not yet infected with COVID – 19 but were at high risk of becoming infected.

Click here to read the article

Published 9 June 2022

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Info & Resources MY

High risk individuals over 12, senior citizens can opt for second booster dose, 12 May

High risk individuals over 12, senior citizens can opt for second booster dose

The Health Ministry has updated its regulations concerning second COVID – 19 vaccine booster shots in a bid to prevent serious infections and death with waning immunity.  Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said all seniors aged 60 and above can receive a second COVID – 19 vaccine booster dose voluntarily four to six months after their first booster jab.  The same, he said, applied to those between 18 and 59 with clinical risk of severe disease such as chronic heart, lung, kidney, and liver disease.

Click here to read the article

Published 12 May 2022

How to book second booster shot vaccine appointment, 19 May

How to book second booster shot vaccine appointment

  

Published 19 May 2022

Traveller’s card no longer needed to enter Malaysia, 1 Aug

Traveller’s card no longer needed to enter Malaysia

Effective next Monday (Aug 1), all travellers entering Malaysia will no longer need to fill in and complete the traveller’s card feature in the MySejahtera application, said Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin.

He said the relaxation was decided, after taking into account that the country’s health system is now at a good and controlled level, apart from aiming to facilitate the entry procedures of travellers to this country.

The Ministry of Health will constantly intensify symptom monitoring activities among travellers at all international entry points (PMA) in Malaysia, Khairy said in a statement on Saturday.

Click here to read the article

Published 1 August 2022

Masks optional indoors in Malaysia, except on public transport and in medical facilities, 7 Sept

Masks optional indoors in Malaysia, except on public transport and in medical facilities

Malaysia has dropped its mask mandate for indoor settings, except for people on public transport and in medical facilities, as well as those who have tested positive for COVID – 19.  Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said that the government will leave it to the owners of premises to decide whether they will do away with mask wearing.

While the use of mask in many indoor settings is now optional, Mr Khairy still encouraged the public to continue wearing it, given its proven efficacy in breaking transmission.

Click here to read the article

Published 7 September 2022

Wearing of face masks no longer mandatory on school premises, 10 Sept

Wearing of face masks no longer mandatory on school premises

The use of face masks on school premises, be it indoors or outdoors, is no longer mandatory, said Senior Education Minister Datuk Dr Radzi Jidin.  Through a video clip on his official Facebook page, he said, however, the use of face masks was still encouraged in schools, especially in crowded places.

Click here to read the article.

Published 10 September 2022

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Info & Resources NL

Infection rate must go down: stricter rules to limit person – to – person contacts  (NL), 15 Nov

Infection rate must go down: stricter rules to limit person – to – person contacts  (NL)

The (NL) government is tightening up measures to combat the sharp increase in coronavirus infections and avoid putting further pressure on the overburdened healthcare sector. The virus is transmitted through contact between people, so additional measures are being introduced to reduce the number of contacts that people have on a day – to – day basis. This will protect everyone better, and people in at – risk groups in particular, against the virus, which is now extremely widespread. The aim is to enable people to go about their daily activities (school, work, sports, etc.) as much as possible during the day, but to restrict the number of contacts in the evening. These measures will enter into force at 18.00 on Saturday 13 November and apply until at least Saturday 4 December. The government will reassess the situation on Friday 3 December.

Click here to read the announcement

Published 15 November

Dutch schools to shut early for Christmas amid Omicron fears, 15 Dec

Dutch schools to shut early for Christmas amid Omicron fears

The Netherlands said Tuesday it will close primary schools early for Christmas holidays and extend a night – time lockdown as fears grow over the Omicron coronavirus variant.  Schools will shut on Monday December 20, a week earlier than planned, over concerns that children could infect vulnerable older relatives with COVID – 19.

Click here to read the article

Published 15 December

As of 22 December 2021 new entry rules will apply to travellers from outside the EU/Schengen area travelling to The Netherlands, 23 Dec

As of 22 December 2021 new entry rules will apply to travellers from outside the EU/Schengen area travelling to The Netherlands

Starting on 22 December 2021 0:01 AM new rules will go into effect: travellers from outside the EU / Schengen area who are travelling to The Netherlands must always provide a negative test result to enter the Netherlands. Travellers from very high – risk areas must always self – quarantine. These rules also apply to travellers with proof of vaccination or proof of recovery, who were previously exempt from the mandatory quarantine.

Mandatory testing for all travellers from outside the EU / Schengen area
From 22 December 2021, travellers coming from countries outside the EU / Schengen area are only permitted to enter the Netherlands if they have a negative test result with them. This includes travellers with proof of vaccination or proof of recovery. The test results must be from either a NAAT (PCR) test performed no more than 48 hours before departure or an antigen test performed no more than 24 hours before departure.

Travellers from very high – risk areas must always self – quarantine
From 22 December 2021, travellers from very high – risk areas must self – quarantine for 10 days even if they have proof of vaccination or proof of recovery. This quarantine period can be shortened if they get tested by the municipal health service (GGD) on day 5 of the quarantine and the result is negative.

Other exceptions to the mandatory quarantine and test requirements remain in effect
The other exceptions to the mandatory quarantine rule will remain in effect, as will the other exceptions to the test requirement, for example for children under 12 and transport personnel.

Click here to read the announcement

Published 23 December

Travelling to the Netherlands: negative COVID – 19 test result no longer required, 31 Mar

Travelling to the Netherlands: negative COVID – 19 test result no longer required

From 23 March 2022 people travelling to the Netherlands from outside the EU / Schengen area no longer need to show a negative test result.

Click here to see the announcement

Published 31 March 2022

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Info & Resources Global

IMF Policy Responses to Covid – 19

IMF Policy Responses to Covid – 19

This policy tracker summarizes the key economic responses governments are taking to limit the human and economic impact of the Covid – 19 pandemic as of end March 2020. The tracker includes 192 economies. More countries will be added soon.

NOTE: The tracker is not meant for comparison across members as responses vary depending on the nature of the shock and country-specific circumstances. The tracker focuses on discretionary actions that supplement existing social safety nets and insurance mechanisms. These existing mechanisms differ across countries in their breadth and scope. The information included is publicly available and does not represent views of the IMF on the measures listed.

Please click here for the Policy Tracker.

Understanding the COVID-19 pandemic through data, 31 Mar

Understanding the COVID-19 pandemic through data

Data is critical to support countries in managing the global COVID-19 pandemic. This site provides an array of real-time data, statistical indicators, and other types of data that are relevant to the coronavirus pandemic. These data are drawn from the World Bank’s data catalog and other authoritative sources.  This page will be updated frequently as more data and research becomes available, particularly on the economic and social impacts of the pandemic and the World Bank’s efforts to address them.

Please click here to see the data.

Published 31 March.

World Bank Group Increases COVID-19 Response, 31 Mar

World Bank Group Increases COVID-19 Response to $14 Billion To Help Sustain Economies, Protect Jobs

The World Bank and IFC’s Boards of Directors approved today an increased $14 billion package of fast – track financing to assist companies and countries in their efforts to prevent, detect, and respond to the rapid spread of Covid – 19. 

Please click here for info on the World Bank response.

Published 31 March

KPMG Covid – 19 CIO and CISO Guidelines

KPMG: Covid – 19 CIO and CISO Guidelines

Concern over the scale and impact of the Covid – 19 pandemic is growing, leading organizations to consider their response, and the actions they need to take now to maintain their business. The CIO and CISO have vital roles in making sure the organization can function as pandemic containment measures are implemented.

Important questions to ask include:

Can your business function effectively through remote working?
Are you able to scale digital channels to deal with demand?
What would happen if disruption to a datacenter occurs?
Are you dependent on key IT personnel?
Are you able to scale your cloud capabilities?
Are you dependent on specific suppliers?
What would happen if there’s a cyber/IT incident?
Are you making the best use of your resources?
Are you setting an example?

Download and read the full guide here.

Published 31 March

UN Women Survey, 17 Apr

UN Women Survey

Despite a growing number of initiatives and resources made available to promote and develop women’s entrepreneurship, gender inequalities in entrepreneurship still exist. Now, with the rapid spread around the world of COVID – 19, the positive developments in closing the gender gap in entrepreneurship could be threatened.  That is why WeEmpowerAsia (WEA), an EU funded program implemented by UN Women, is requesting the input of several organizations across Asia and the European Union to be able to identify the support needed by women – led small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the coming years. Specifically, they are requesting the owners and senior managers of the following organizations to fill in their survey.

The survey data will be used for designing, implementing and scaling gender – smart toolkits targeted at entrepreneurs and accelerator programs in both Asia and the EU. Additionally, the data will be used as input for the issues brief ‘Gender – smart entrepreneurship’ to be published by UN Women.

Published 17 April

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Media Releases

APEC Trade Ministers Commit to Mitigate Economic Impact Of COVID – 19, 12 May

APEC Trade Ministers Commit to Mitigate Economic Impact Of COVID – 19

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministers Responsible for Trade (MRT) has issued a statement calling for APEC Economies to hasten the fight against COVID-19 while undertaking the necessary steps to remedy the health and economic impact of the pandemic.

Please click here to read the article.

Published 12 May

Compound awaits those who travel interstate without permission, 18 May

Compound awaits those who travel interstate without permission

The police will start issuing compound notices to those who are caught embarking on interstate travel without permission, said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

Please click here to read the article.

Published 18 May

Ministry to release SOPs for programmes that involve media coverage, 18 May

Ministry to release SOPs for programmes that involve media coverage

A standard operating procedure (SOP) for programmes that involve media coverage will be outlined for organisers to follow.

Please click here to read the article.

Published 18 May

Business premises must abide by SOPs in handling Personal Data during CMCO, 1 June

Business premises must abide by SOPs in handling Personal Data during CMCO

All business premises allowed to operate during the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) must comply fully with the operating procedures with regards to the collection, processing and storing of personal data, as set by the Communications and Multimedia Ministry (KKMM).

KKMM in a statement today said the standard procedures had been approved in a special ministerial committee meeting on the implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO) on May 21.  According to the statement, only the customer’s or visitor’s name, contact number, date and time of visit, should be recorded and it was up to the premises owners to implement either manual or electronic recording.

Please click here to read the article.

Published 1 June.

Circular on CMCO areas and changes in SOP, 7 Dec

Circular on CMCO areas and changes in SOP

With the announcement by YB Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, all states except Selangor, Sabah, and the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur (and the areas listed below) are no longer under CMCO and are placed back under RMCO until 31 December 2020.

Areas still under CMCO:
Kedah: Kulim
Penang: Mukim 12 Barat Daya, Mukim 13 Timur Laut
Perak: Mukim Teja, Mukim Changkat Jong
Kelantan: Kota Bharu, Machant, Tanah Merah, Pasir Mas districts
Negeri Sembilan: Seremban, Port Dickson
Johor: Kota Tinggi, Johor Bharu, Batu Pahat, Kulai districts

With effect from 7 December, activities allowed in the CMCO areas are:

  • Inter – district and interstate travel (except entering and leaving areas under EMCO;
  • Passenger limit in vehicles is no longer limited to two (2) persons in a car;
  • Movement into and out of Sabah is allowed (subject to negative test for RT – PCR or RTK Antigen test which is compulsory to be conducted three (3) days before travel;
  • Face to face meetings at hotels are allowed with social distancing and subject to 50% of the original maximum capacity;
  • Use of swimming pools at hotels is allowed with social distancing;
  • Dine – in is allowed without limit but with social distancing;
  • Business activity is allowed to operate until midnight;
  • Filming activity is allowed without spectator and subject to minimum crew;
  • Live event without spectator is allowed;
  • Indoor busking is allowed subject tothe number of spectators to be determined by the Ministry of Communicaiton and Multimedia;
  • All business activities under the Cultural and Tourism sector are allowed except:
    • Theme park, cinema, and indoor playground;
    • Meeting, seminar, workshop, training, courses, conference, lectures, and exhibitions;
    • Official and unofficial ceremony of the government and private social activities;
    • Arts and crafts product exhibitions, museum, library, and art gallery;
    • Tour and travel in and out of the country.

Industries registered with MITI in areas under CMCO are still obliged to implement Work from Home (WFH) for employees in the management and supervisory categories, under which only 10% of the management and supervisory categories are allowed to be in the office, limited to four (4) hours a day, starting from 10:00 – 14:00 hrs for three (3) days a week.

Click here to read and download the Ministerial Circular on the new SOPs in BM
Click here to read and download the new SOPS in English (Unofficial Translation by EuroCham Malaysia)
Click here to read and download the circular by Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF).

Published 7 December

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Resources

TalentCorp Flexible Work Arrangements and the MCO Experience webinars, 6 August

TalentCorp Flexible Work Arrangements and the MCO Experience webinars.

Flexible Work Arrangements: COVID -19 has brought about fundamental shifts in the business world which are long lasting, if not permanent. To adapt, organisations and the workforce need evolve behaviours and embrace new ways of working. This will include implementing sustainable long -term flexible work arrangement options, while retaining productivity and employee engagement. This webinar covers how organisations can implement Flexible Work Arrangements that prioritize productivity and safety.

The MCO Experience: The Movement Control Order (MCO) imposed in Malaysia due to COVID -19 created an unprecedented situation in which a third of Malaysians in the private sector were required to work from home (WFH). United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Malaysia surveyed over 1,000 employers and over 200 employees to discover whether WFH works for all.  Dr. David Tan will present key findings from the survey, including: * Impacts on quality of life; Gender outcomes, employee productivity; and the Future of Flexible Work Arrangements. This session is exclusive and complimentary for employers.

Published, 6 August.

Special Offer: COVID – 19 Screening for MDBC members, 17 August

Special Offer: COVID – 19 Screening for MDBC members

doctorDB is offering a special discount to fellow MDBC members (and their families) on COVID – 19 screenings

Published 17 August

ASEAN update: Recovering from COVID – 19, 5 Mar

ASEAN update: Recovering from COVID – 19

We have left 2020 in the rear view mirror and are looking forward to getting back to “normal”.  Unfortunately, the coronavirus is still very much influencing our lives and the world economy. While scientists have learned quite a bit about the “original” virus, there remains much uncertainty about new virus mutations like the “South African” and “British” variant. The result is that 2021 will again be a year marked by the fight against the coronavirus.

Click here to read the report by RaboResearch

Published 5 March

Philips UV – C Disinfection Solutions

Philips UV – C Disinfection Solutions

MDBC member Signify is the world leader in lighting, providing high quality energy efficient lighting products, systems, and services.  Signify and Boston University have validated the effectiveness of their UV – C light sources to inactivate the COVID – 19 virus.  To learn more about UV – C solutions to help protect yourself and your business, friends, and family, please click here.

Updated list of Premium Quarantine Hotels, 1 July

Updated list of Premium Quarantine Hotels

Those who are travelling to Malaysia and wish to reserve their quarantine stay at a premium hotel may check this list via the National Disaster Management Agency of the Prime Minister’s Department (NADMA).  Contact information for the relevant hotels is provided so that travelers can make the necessary bookings.

Published 1 July

MCO Resources Archive (Read More)

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Infographics

How to book second booster shot vaccine appointment [EN]

Source: Ministry of Health, Malaysia
Published 19 May 2022

How to book second booster shot vaccine appointment [BM]

Source: Ministry of Health, Malaysia
Published 19 May 2022

COVID – 19 SOP CHANGES FROM 1 MAY (EN)

Source: Ministry of Health
Published 28 April 2022

COVID – 19 SOP CHANGES FROM 1 MAY (BM)

Source: Ministry of Health
Published 28 April 2022

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Source: Ministry of Health
Published 28 April 2022

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Source: Ministry of Health
Published 28 April 2022

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Source: Ministry of Health
Published 28 April 2022

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Source: Ministry of Health
Published 28 April 2022

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Source: Ministry of Health
Published 28 April 2022

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Source: Ministry of Health
Published 28 April 2022

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Source: Ministry of Health
Published 28 April 2022

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Source: Ministry of Health
Published 28 April 2022

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Source: Ministry of Health
Published 28 April 2022

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