Additional sectors reopen in Pahang

Basketball is one of the team sports that is now allowed in the state. — Bernama

KUANTAN: More business sectors and activities are reopening in Pahang during the recovery movement control order.

Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail said family entertainment centres such as arcade, indoor funfair, educational entertainment, children’s gym, machine-based entertainment and technological entertainment games as well as family karaoke centres were now allowed.

Nightclubs, pubs and discos, however, are still not allowed.

Non-contact sports and individual sports without spectators such as motor racing (motorcycle and car racing) on circuits, singles badminton competitions and tournaments, singles tennis, individual gymnastics, springboard diving, chess tournaments and the like can also be organised.

Contact sports and team sports such as football, rugby, basketball, sepak takraw, squash, karate, silat and taekwondo are included in games that can be played.

The organising of local competitions and tournaments without spectators will only be allowed from Aug 15 onwards such as the Malaysian Football League involving the Super League and Premier League, Sepak Takraw League, Malaysia Hockey League and Malaysia Rugby League.

Tournaments and competitions will be limited to local events only, without spectators and not involving a mass gathering.

Wan Rosdy also announced that operating hours for all authorised business premises would now be in accordance with their approved business licence.

He stressed though that all premises must comply with the standard operating procedures set by the National Security Council, local authorities and government agencies as displayed on and Pahang state government portal at business premises, public facilities and customers must use the MySejahtera or PahangGo application for the purpose of movement registration and self-review of risk and health status.

Mosque congregations, surau and non-Muslim houses of worship can conduct religious, social and activities such as meetings, gatherings and training in accordance with their capacity and in compliance to social distancing rules.

Wan Rosdy said Pahang had managed to maintain a zero Covid-19 status for 33 consecutive days as of July 16. The last case reported was on June 13.

Pahang recorded a total of 365 positive cases of Covid-19 with 358 cases recovered and seven deaths.

“Although there are no active cases and new cases, I would like to advise the people of Pahang to remain compliant with the instructions and standard operating procedures set by the government, ” he said.

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