Covid-19: Sarawak limits all business operation hours from 7am-7pm


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  • Sunday, 22 Mar 2020

A Kuching North City Hall officer putting up a notice on the temporary closure of non-essential business premises during the movement control order period. - ZULAZHAR SHEBLEE/The Star

KUCHING: All markets, supermarkets, coffee shops and restaurants in Sarawak can only open from 7am to 7pm starting Tuesday (March 24), says the state disaster management committee.

Private clinics, fuel stations and 24-hour convenience stores will also have to follow these hours, which will be in force until the end of the movement control order on March 31.

"This is necessary to stop public movement which is still heavy in certain places. The order will be implemented statewide," the committee said in a statement on Sunday (Mar 22).

However, it said the new opening hours would not affect medical personnel and those involved in enforcement operations, such as police, military and immigration officers.

The committee also said supermarkets, hypermarkets, markets, pharmacies and private clinics were now required to practise social distancing in their premises.

"The police will check the implementation randomly," it said, adding that business owners are advised to do temperature checks on their customers and provide hand sanitisers.
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