DBKL allows 24-hour eateries to operate normal hours with limitations


ALL 24-hour eateries in Kuala Lumpur are allowed to operate round the clock, but are limited to drive-through, delivery and takeaway services only, says mayor Datuk Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan.

“Earlier, Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) ordered all 24-hour eateries to limit their business from 6am to 10pm only.

“However, after considering those who worked night shifts, it was decided that the eateries will be allowed to resume normal operating hours, albeit with some restrictions.

“However, be reminded that enforcement action would be taken against the premises operators if they fail to heed the directive, ” he added.

Nor Hisham said the order was in line with Act 342, Prevention and Control of Contagious Diseases 1988 and Police Act 1967.

In a related matter, Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa, after chairing the Federal Territories first Crisis Management Team meeting on the Covid-19 pandemic, said all food truck operators in Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya should temporarily halt operations.

The directive was made after it was observed that food trucks tend to draw in crowds at their venue.

“Although they were originally allowed to operate for takeaways, the swelling crowds they were drawing made the government reconsider the directive.

“So, it was decided in our meeting today that food trucks should stop operations temporarily, ” he said, adding that many operators agreed to cooperate. — By FARID WAHAB

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