Businesses allowed to operate during MCO

SELF-service launderettes, eyewear shops, hotels and lodgings are among businesses that are allowed to open under guidelines set by the National Security Council (MKN) for the second movement control order.

Also included are women’s shelters and care centres for the disabled and the elderly.

This news has been received with a great sigh of relief among crisis aid groups and caregivers.

These businesses have been listed as essential services.

They were given the green light to operate by MKN, International Trade and Industry Ministry (Miti) and the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry.

In the textile businesses, only those making or supplying materials used in the fabrication of personal protective equipment suits are allowed to operate during the MCO.Companies involved in the retail, wholesale and distribution aspects of businesses that are allowed to operate during the MCO will need to apply for a registration confirmation letter from Miti’s Covid-19 Intelligent Management System portal via

While most businesses are allowed to operate from 6am to 8pm, restaurants are permitted to extend their hours to 10pm.

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