Two family members are allowed to shop for necessities or to seek medical services during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period.
This is according to a new federal gazette on the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures within Infected Local Areas) (No.4) Regulations 2020, which takes effect today, until May 12.
Under “conditions for movement”, the gazette states that a person may be accompanied by one family member staying in the same house, to buy necessities.
One is also allowed to be accompanied by any other person “as may be deemed reasonably necessary” to seek healthcare or medical services.
The 10km-radius limit to buy food and necessities still applies. It also states that any travel beyond that distance to a place nearest to one’s residence is allowed if such food, medicine, dietary supplement, medical services or other goods and necessities are not available.
The federal gazette was dated March 28.
Anyone found flouting the regulation shall be liable to a maximum fine of RM1,000 or jail for up to six months, or both.