Suppliers can transport essential goods in Sabah

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 28 Mar 2020

KOTA KINABALU: The state government is not barring the transport of essential goods such as food, vegetables, fruits, fish and the likes during this movement control order (MCO) period.

There was still confusion among the public as to what essential services and essential goods were, said state secretary Datuk Safar Untong.

“There are no inter-district restrictions on essential services and essential goods,” he said.

Those in these categories can still operate between districts provided they abide by existing laws, guidelines and regulations, he added.

Earlier, it was reported that fruit producers in Tenom district were forced to throw away tonnes of produce.

This was because many of their customers from retail, hotel lines, restaurants and supermarkets were not able to take their usual stock due to limited sales during the MCO period.

Besides, not all supermarkets were allowed to open whereas those which were allowed to operate can only do so for limited hours.

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