The following are the sectors and services categorised as essential that will be allowed to operate throughout the movement control order (MCO) which starts today.
- Aerospace, including maintenance, repair and overhaul.
- Automotive manufacturing and after-sales services.
- Food and beverage and its supply chain.
- Packaging and printing.
- Household, personal care and cleaning products.
- Fast-moving consumer goods and its supply chain.
- Healthcare and medical, including dietary supplements.
- Personal protective equipment (PPE) and fire safety equipment.
- Medical equipment components.
- Electrical and electronics.
- Oil and gas.
- Petrochemical and petrochemical goods.
- Machinery and equipment.
- Iron and steel.
- Textile, involving the production of PPEs.
- Production, distillation, storage, supply and distribution of fuel and lubricants.
- Maintenance and critical repair works.
- Construction of main public infrastructure.
- Construction of centralised labour quarters or workers’ housing at construction sites.
- Financial services and their chains.
- Financial institutions (banking, insurance, takaful and other entities licenced, registered and regulated by Bank Negara Malaysia).
- Capital market entities licensed, registered and regulated by Securities Commission Malaysia.
- Municipal and local government services.
- Pawnshops/community credit (licensed money lending companies).
- Solid waste/sewerage management.
- Public cleaning.
- Sanitation and cleaning of premises.
- Telecommunications and digital infrastructure including ICT services and global business services.
- E-commerce and its chain, including e-marketplace services, digital payments and community e-commerce internet centres.
- Hotel and lodging.
- Agriculture, fisheries and livestock, including veterinary services.
- Utilities (water and energy).
- Professional (including accountants, lawyers, auditors, engineers, architects), scientific (including research and development) and technical services (including maintenance).
- Security services.
- Safety and defence.
- Land, air and water transport.
- Services and operations of ports, yards and airports, including cargo loading and unloading, commodity storage and exchange.
4. Trade and distribution
- Warehousing and logistics.
- Food and beverage sale, services and delivery.
- Retail, distribution, wholesale.
5. Plantations and commodities
- Agriculture, fisheries and livestock and its chains.
- Plantations and commodities and their chains.
- Any service, occupation, industry or business as determined by the health minister after consultation with the authorities regulating such services, occupations, industries and business.
In a statement, international trade and industry minister (Miti) Mohamed Azmin Ali said companies registered with the Miti database do not have to re-register to operate during the MCO.
“These companies are only required to download the notification of registration confirmation,” he said.
Employees will be required to carry a copy of the work notification provided by their employer and an employee pass or employer confirmation letter.
Source: Free Malaysia Today