KUANTAN: Petrol stations in six Pahang districts will be allowed to operate when the state's additional preventive measure go into effect on Saturday (March 21).
However, state secretary Datuk Seri Dr Sallehuddin Ishak said the convenience stores at these petrol stations must be closed from 10pm to 6am.
"Only petrol fuelling service is allowed to keep operating according to the approved premise licence," he said in a statement on Friday (March 20).
On Thursday, Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail had announced that all businesses in the districts of Kuantan, Pekan, Jerantut, Bentong, Temerloh and Cameron Highlands must close from 7pm to 7am daily as an additional measure to the movement control order (MCO) to curb the Covid-19 outbreak in the state.
Sallehuddin said the order included 24-hour convenience stores such as 7-Eleven and drive-throughs, which must also close by 7pm.
The order is to run until March 31 or until the movement control order is rescinded.
"Local authorities are required to take strict enforcement action to ensure this order is complied with. It may be expanded based on current developments," said Sallehuddin.