Sabah reopening most sectors and businesses

KOTA KINABALU: It’s business as usual in Sabah, with most sectors now able to operate.

The latest green light was given to food outlets to allow dine-in, shopping complexes and all types of public transport, and the reopening of public parks.

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said food operators – restaurants and stalls – along with shopping complexes and its retail outlets could operate with immediate effect.

He said earlier restrictions imposed on the retail and food sector have been lifted.

They are allowed to operate normally but must follow the Health Department’s standard operating procedure (SOP).

For the food sector, he said, restaurants, coffee shops, hawker stalls and food trucks would be allowed along with pasar malam.

“All retail and food outlets must follow the SOP set by the Health Ministry and local authorities to curb the spread of Covid-19, ” he added.

Shafie also announced that public transport and land logistics, including taxis, rail, buses and support transport services for ports, would be allowed.

Private and public jetty services will also be allowed to operate, and this includes passenger and roro-ferry services between Menumbok-Labuan and Kudat-Pulau Bangi.

He said the government would also allow limited recreational and exercise activities with the reopening of public parks.

The public will have to observe the rules set by the local authorities as well as the SOP under the Health Ministry.

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