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EMCO in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor: Here's the full list of affected areas and SOPs


Kuala Lumpur and Selangor will be placed under Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) beginning this Saturday, July 3. 

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Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced that 34 mukim in Selangor and 14 localities in Kuala Lumpur will be placed under the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO), starting July 3 to July 16.

“Selangor recorded an average of 1,800 to 1,900 cases daily, while Kuala Lumpur have between 600 to 1,000 cases daily. All districts in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur recorded Covid-19 case incidents of more than 12.1 per 100,000 residents.” 

“After a discussion involving various agencies and risk assessment by the Health Ministry, the National Security Council have decided to impose EMCO at several mukim in Selangor and a few localities in Kuala Lumpur from July 3 until July 16,” he said in a statement on Thursday (July 1).

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Here are the areas affected by EMCO: 

  • Petaling: Petaling, Damansara, Sungai Buloh, and Bukit Raja.
  • Hulu Langat: Hulu Langat, Ampang, Cheras, Kajang, Semenyih, and Beranang.
  • Sepang: Dengkil, Labu, and Sepang.
  • Gombak: Batu, Rawang, Setapak, Hulu Kelang, and Kuang.
  • Kuala Langat: Tanjung 12 (1) and (2), Teluk Panglima Garang, Morib, Bandar, Jugra, and Batu.
  • Klang: Kapar and Klang.
  • Kuala Selangor: Ijok, Bestari Jaya, and Jeram.
  • Hulu Selangor: Serendah, Rasa, Ulu Yam, and Batang Kali.
  • Kuala Lumpur: PPR Sri Semarak, PPR Batu Muda, Flat Seksyen 1 and 2 Wangsa Maju, Kampung Padang Balang, Taman Koperasi Polis (Phases 1 and 2), Flat Sri Sabah, Kampung Puah, PPR Kg Baru Air Panas, Flat Desa Pandan (including Baiduri and Delima), Kg Batu Muda, PPR Kerinchi, Bandar Baru Sentul, and Taman Ikan Emas.
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SOPs and updated operating hours for EMCO areas

  • All routes would be closed and controlled by the police, and residents would not be allowed to leave their homes except for a household representative to buy basic necessities within a radius of 10 km.
  • Ministry of Health (MOH) will conduct targeted screening tests on all residents in the affected areas.
  • Residents in affected areas are not allowed to leave their homes after 8 pm, except for emergencies or with police permission. 
  • Restaurants and eateries can only operate from 8 am to 8 pm. No dine-in allowed, only takeaways, deliveries and drive-thru. 
  • Interstate and interdistrict travel for the purpose of COVID-19 vaccination at vaccination centres (PPV) outside the district or state of residence is allowed, by showing appointment details on the MySejahtera application, website or short messaging service (SMS).
  • Airports and ports were allowed to operate as usual.
  • Public transport activities and services (trains, commuters, buses, taxis, ferries and e-hailing) would operate at 50 per cent capacity
  • The number of individuals in taxis and e-hailing limited to two, including the driver.
  • Permission to travel to work was only for essential services or to carry out official government duties, with a confirmation letter from the employer or a valid employee pass.
  • Only employees from essential services and factories and authorised business premises can use the previously issued MITI letter.
  • Only the essential services sector would be allowed to operate from 8 am to 8 pm such as utilities, cleaning and sewage.
  • Convenience stores and sundry shops can only operate from 8 am to 8 pm.
  • Petrol stations can only operate from 6 am to 8 pm, except for petrol stations on toll highways, which are allowed to operate 24 hours. 
  • Pharmacy, veterinaries and pet food shops can only operate from 8 am to 8 pm.
  • All sports, social, recreational cultural activities are not allowed
  • Wholesale market can operate from 12 am to 6 am. 
  • Public markets, permanent farmers markets (PTKs) and MyFarm Outlets can operate from 6 am to 2 pm.
  • Hospitals, clinics and medical laboratories can operate 24 hours.
  • Sports, recreational and cultural activities are not allowed. 

Those who are not affected by EMCO, do follow the SOPs for Phase One of the National Recovery Plan (PPN).

What is the difference between Phase One of PPN and EMCO?

While most of the EMCO SOPs remain similar to Phase One of PPN, there are some things residents living in EMCO can’t do. Non-physical sports like jogging is allowed for PPN, but not for those living in EMCO areas. The operation times for restaurants are different as well. In areas that are under EMCO, restaurants and shops can only operate from 8 am to 8 pm, while the rest can open till 10 pm. People living in EMCO areas are also not permitted to leave the house unless there is an emergency or if they have letters from authorities. Relocations and installation of new internet and communication services in the (EMCO) areas are also not allowed. 

So what comes next after Phase One? Click here to read the SOPs that the government has implement for Phase Two, Three and Four.

If you don’t know what to do at home for the next two weeks, check out our list of things to do, games to play and TV shows to watch.

Remember that you’re not in this fight alone, we will weather this storm together! 

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