Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah sees the enforcement of the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) were giving children more space to move about than the Movement Control Order (MCO).

Among other things, it gave children a little freedom in flats to move around the property for their development.

"Since May 4, we have taken steps to relax (the directives). The loosening up include children in flats to come downstairs.

"We have seen and from May 4 till now, we have successfully used the CMCO method and we do not see an increase in cases after the implementation of the MCO.

"So, if we compare the two methods, the MCO is more accurate in terms of its effectiveness in reducing cases. But the CMCO, though not like the MCO, does not raise the case further," he told a daily press conference here on Friday.

In the meantime, he said all parties should address the MOH's concern over the increase in COVID-19 cases after the festive season.

"So, we see the festive season is worrying because overseas data shows that after the festive season we will see a sudden increase in cases.

"Therefore, we have to reduce and prevent the escalation of cases. It's not just the responsibility of MoH but all must comply with the SOP that has been set during the festivities," he said.