Putrajaya today announced that eateries and restaurants will be allowed to operate from 6am to 10pm from tomorrow onwards.
Senior Minister for Security Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the decision was made taking into consideration the pleas of operators to be allowed to open past 8pm.
He also reiterated the government’s earlier announcement that the country will remain in Phase One of the National Recovery Plan given the continued trend of high daily infections.
“Based on the health ministry’s risk assessment, the government will maintain Phase One nationwide as was announced by the prime minister today,” he said in a statement.
The government previously said that the transition from Phase One to Two of the National Recovery Plan would take into account three key indicators namely the number of daily Covid-19 cases, the number of beds used in ICUs and the number of people who are fully vaccinated.
Meanwhile, Sarawak has also extended its MCO, with the state disaster management committee (SDMC) saying the move was inevitable given the continued high number of cases.
However, unlike authorities in the peninsula, the state government said eateries in Sarawak would maintain operating hours of between 8am and 8pm.
The committee said in a statement that Sarawakians were reminded to comply with the SOPs set by the state.
“The SDMC has met and agreed to extend the MCO. All of the SOPs that have been set will be maintained.”