|AMCHAM Update #270 COVID-19 Outbreak|
During this period of Movement Control Order (MCO), AMCHAM will be bringing you daily updates on the latest COVID-19 developments, which includes the efforts of the Government and initiatives from other bodies and organizations.
Following the announcement by the National Security Council (NSC) on the list of sectors that are allowed to operate during MCO 3.0 throughout 1 – 14 June 2021, Ministry of Finance has released a press statement to clarify that the continued opening of these sectors is crucial to safeguard the well-being of the citizens and to ensure supply chain continuity for essential products and services.
The Ministry of Transport (MoT) has released a press statement on the activities permitted in regards to transportation and travel. During the lockdown, only two people, including the driver, are allowed at one time in private vehicles, taxis and e-hailing vehicles, regardless of capacity. However, in the event of medical needs, three people including the driver are allowed at one time, such as hospital visits with a doctor’s letter or vaccination as validated with the MySejahtera application, or for security reasons.
As part of the effort to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the construction sector, all construction work nationwide would be stopped during this MCO period. However, exceptions are granted to the works listed in Critical Services.
The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (MDTCA) has released a press statement to address the full closure of the economic and social sectors across the country. During this period, all sectors are not allowed to operate except for the essential economic and service sectors listed by the National Security Council (NSC).
The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) has released a set of FAQs pertaining to the recent announcement of the nationwide tightening of the Movement Control Order (MCO) 3.0. Questions cover business activities and economic sectors permitted to operate, detailed answers on workforce capacity, business types, and more.
The list of economic and essential service sectors allowed to operate throughout the lockdown was announced earlier today and it will be effective from June 1 to June 14, 2021. AMCHAM will continue to work closely with MITI and the other Ministries in order to bring you the most up-to-date information.
A pilot programme to introduce “mobile trucks” to inoculate people in areas with a high number of COVID-19 cases will be launched soon. Tests could be conducted at the people’s housing projects (PPR) and construction sites that are allowed to operate during the Movement Control Order (MCO).
The mystery as to why certain vaccine applicants received appointments at other states or at locations far from where they reside has been solved. This has been narrowed down to MySejahtera users using the Google Maps API for their address fields. As a result, an additional feature has been added to MySejahtera.
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AMCHAM will be having a Corporate Citizenship Committee Meeting on the 10th of June, 2021.
This meeting serves as the main platform through which members in the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) space gather to share and update each other on CSR related news and to roll out AMCHAM's CSR agenda for the year.
AMCHAM strongly recommends its members to participate in the CCC meetings, especially the CSR leads, Managers or Head of the CSR departments to stay updated to what's happening in the area.
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