11 Activities Still Banned During RMCO

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Eleven activities remain prohibited under the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) till further notice.

Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said among the banned activities were organising of sports events and tournaments, entertainment outlets, pubs and movie theatres.

“But you can see the list is getting shorter compared to when the MCO was first implemented as back then, the list of prohibited activities was longer than the list of activities that were allowed.

“We will allow the activities to resume when the situation allows it. For now, these activities are still banned,” he said at daily MCO press conference today.

The complete list of 11 prohibited activities are as follows:

1) The organising of sports events and tournaments, as well as sports events and tournaments;

2) Contact sports;

3) Water theme park and water park activities;

4) Swimming pool activities (other than swimming pool activities in a swimming pool in a private residence and in a swimming pool for private use in accommodation premises under the Tourism Industry Act 1992 [Act 482]), with the exception of the training of national athletes participating in the Tokyo Olympic Games;

5) Overseas tour activities by Malaysian citizens and inbound tour activities involving foreign tourists entering Malaysia;

6) Activities in karaoke centres, children’s playgrounds in shopping malls, and family entertainment centres;


7) Activities in pubs and nightclubs, with the exception of restaurant businesses in pubs and nightclubs;

8) The fitting of clothes, using fitting rooms in clothes stores, trying on fashion accessories in stores, and providing cosmetics testers in stores;

9) Reflexology and massage activities in health and beauty establishments;

10) Cruise ship activities

11) Any activities with many people in attendance at one place making it difficult to carry out social distancing and to comply with the directions of the Health director-general.

Meanwhile, Ismail Sabri said to date, Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) has instructed 13 construction sites to cease operation after they failed to comply with the standard operating procedures (SOPs).

“In total, CIDB has conducted 7,262 inspections nationwide. During the inspections, 1,555 construction sites were found following the SOPs, 328 were warned and 13 had been ordered to stop operation for failing to adhere the rules while 5,366 yet to operate. – NST