Different conditional MCO in Selangor, no dine-ins

KLANG: The Selangor government will not allow restaurants in the state to have dine-ins.

However, restaurants and eateries will be allowed to operate from 7am to 10pm daily for take away and delivery services.

Food vendors without premises and food trucks will only be allowed to resume operations after May 12 when the movement control order (MCO) ends, said Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari in a statement on Sunday (May 3).

In tandem with the Federal Government’s stand, night and morning markets, carnivals, Ramadan as well as Aidilfitri bazaars are prohibited from operating.

This makes Selangor one of the states that will not be adopting the conditional MCO that was announced by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on May 1.

The construction industry is allowed to resume operations at maximum levels but is required to have in place a safety action plan to control the potential spread of the Covid-19 in order to receive approval from the respective local councils to resume work.

Members of the public are allowed to exercise in open areas and community parks, but have to adhere to social distancing.

Activities in public parks such as Tasik Shah Alam, Taman Jaya and Tasik Cempaka remain prohibited.

Indoor sporting venues and swimming pools will also remain closed.

Hiking activities in venues such as Bukit Gasing is also not allowed, and a list of parks that are not allowed access will be issued by the respective local councils, said Amirudin.

“This decision is applicable to the whole of Selangor at the moment, except in Selayang Baru which is a red zone area, ’’ said Amirudin, adding the other requirements will be in tandem with the guidelines set by the National Security Council (NSC).

He said every sector is strictly reminded to implement the necessary health measures such as wearing face masks, washing of hands regularly and avoiding face touching.

“The state government will also introduce a comprehensive contact tracing system to complement the efforts of the NSC, which will be announced on Monday (May 4)," added Amirudin.

He said the state government was aware of the responsibility to balance economic needs and the welfare of the people.

“Hence, there is a need for measures implemented to be done in stages for a ‘soft landing’ so that the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic can be countered more efficiently, ’’ he added.

Amirudin said the decisions were arrived after a series of meetings before and after Muhyiddin’s announcement.

The meetings to draw-up the state’s guidelines were attended among others, by the Selangor NSC, the Selangor Covid-19 Task Force, mayors and local council presidents.

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