A total of 83 close contacts of two Melaka Police Headquarters Contingent (IPK) personnel, who tested positive for Covid-19 last week, have been identified, said Melaka Police chief Datuk Abdul Majid Mohd Ali.
He said the two women personnel, a sub-inspector and a civil servant aged 30 and 53, are from the logistics division of the IPK.
“The close contacts who have been identified comprised officers, personnel as well as family members and 45 of them have been ordered to undergo home quarantine.
The Melaka business community welcomes the clearer government guidelines for the current movement control order (MCO) compared to first enforced in March last year.
Malacca Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Siang Teck Siong said it was crucial for the local business community to be aware of the latest developments in relation to MCO.
"This is to avoid any confusion over what constitutes essential services and other less-important sectors. It's a tough environment for both the government and business community.
The office of the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) Melaka limits the number of purchases for some high demand items such as white bread, chicken, eggs, sugar, flour and rice in all supermarkets and retail shops in the state.
State Unity, Community Relations, Human Resources and Consumer Affairs Committee chairman Datuk Ismail Othman said it was to prevent a similar situation last year from recurring when the country would return to implement the movement control order (MCO) tomorrow.
He said a notification letter on the matter had been distributed to all business premises involving about 8,000 retail traders as well as shopping malls, supermarkets and petrol stations.