Covid-19: Car workshops allowed to operate during Movement Control Order, says NSC
Adrian Chia · Mar 18, 2020 04:05 PM
The nationwide Movement Control Order announced by Malaysian Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to control the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19) begins today 18 March 2020 and spans 14 days till the end of 31 March 2020.
All non-essential services are ordered to cease operations during this period. However, Malaysia National Security Council (NSC) have just released clearer guidelines regarding the restricted movement and it involves a list of non-essential services being allowed to operate during this period.
In NSC’s release, Vehicle Repairs (Pembaikan Kenderaan) are now allowed to operate but with minimal contact during this period. This involves business providing vehicle repair and towing services.
This information contradicts with the earlier announcement (17 March 2020) of Movement Control Order which was imposed under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 and Police Act 1967. The latter requires all non-essential services (vehicle workshops, hotels) to be closed for business, operators who do not comply will face fine and jail time.