Ismail Sabri: NSC approval needed for SOPs before reflexology centres and the like can reopen

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  • Monday, 15 Jun 2020

PUTRAJAYA: The special Cabinet meeting will take the standard operating procedures (SOP) for tourism sub-sectors to the National Security Council (NSC) for approval before services such as spas, wellness and reflexology centres and the like are allowed to reopen.

"These are activities that are still in the 'negative' list. We shall bring this to the NSC for approval. Essentially the committee has no objections to this," said Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

Aside from spa and reflexology centres, the Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry had also presented SOPs for other tourism-related activities such as domestic travel, trade fairs as well as meetings, incentives, conferencing and exhibitions (Mice).

Ismail Sabri also said he would ask the NSC to look into how blind masseurs could be allowed to resume work, adding that he had received pleas from the Malaysian Association for the Blind that its members' income and business had been affected by the movement control order.

"Their activities do not come under the Tourism Ministry so I will ask the NSC," he said.

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