Hari Raya 2021: SOPs Under The Nationwide MCO
UPDATED MAY 11, 2021
A nationwide MCO will be enforced starting May 12 to June 7 due to rising Covid-19 cases. The announcement was made by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin late yesterday. With the nationwide MCO comes a new set of SOPs, including a ban on Hari Raya celebrations such as visiting friends and relatives, and graveyard visits.
Hari Raya prayers will be allowed but limited to only 50 people inside mosques and suraus that can accommodate more than 1,000 people. For mosques and suraus that can accommodate less than 1,000 people, a limit of 20 people will be enforced. This is applied to regular prayers and Friday prayers as well.
Meanwhile, inter-district and interstate travel are still not allowed unless for work and economic purposes, health matters, emergencies, vaccination appointments and long-distance couples. All social gatherings including weddings, birthdays, and official government ceremonies are prohibited, and employers must enforce a work-from-home order, with no more than 30 per cent of its management in office at any one time.
On May 6, six districts in Selangor went into MCO; Kuala Lumpur went into MCO the next day on May 7. The rest of the nation now goes into MCO tomorrow on May 12.