More freedom for Malaysians under RMCO
June 10 marks the day for Malaysia to proceed with the Recovery Movement Control Order, which was set to last until August 31.
Under the RMCO, more industries were allowed to open, and this includes barbershops and hair salons, morning and night markets as well as sports and recreational activities.
The most interesting part of the RMCO is that Malaysians are now allowed to travel across states.
Besides that, schools have reopened; however this will be conducted in phases. The first phase focuses on students who will be sitting for public examinations and similar international school exams this year.
Cinemas, theatres, and live events could resume on July 1, with a limitation of 250 persons at any one time.
Additionally, private, and public swimming pools could also resume operation come July 1.
Despite the many freedoms given, the Malaysian government reminded the people to abide by the given standard operating procedures (SOPs) in order for the RMCO to be successful.
The success rate of the RMCO now depends highly on the public, which if successful, would lead to a complete lifting of restrictions.
Following its announcement on June 10, media exposure on the recovery movement control order sees a declining trend with daily news includes those abusing the order.