Non-Muslim houses of worship in green zones can reopen from June 10 (updated)

PETALING JAYA: Non-Muslim houses of worship in green zones nationwide will be allowed to reopen starting June 10, says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

Entrance is however limited to a maximum of 30 people on the premises at any one time, while children below 12 and senior citizens above 70 are not allowed to enter, he said.

The permission is also only for Malaysians, he said, adding that non-Malaysians are not allowed.

“There will be no more than 30 people but the size of the house of worship must also be considered, if it is small, then it has to be less than 30 people.

“The houses of worship are also only allowed to be open on important days according to the respective religions, just one or two days a week, ” he said in his daily briefing on Thursday (May 21).

For example, he said Christians can attend church on Sundays while Buddhists and Hindus can go to their temples according to the important days in their religion.

Congregants must also adhere to standard operating procedures (SOPs) including undergoing body temperature screening, wearing face masks and using hand sanitisers, he said.

Meanwhile, weddings are still not allowed at the premises at this point, said Ismail.

So far, 174 non-Muslim houses of worship nationwide including 99 temples, 67 churches and eight gurdwaras have attained the permission to operate.

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