Dine-in allowed under conditional MCO but limited to two per table, says Ismail Sabri


PUTRAJAYA: Dining-in at restaurants and hawker centres, public transport services and e-hailing will be available for residents of Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya despite the conditional movement control order (MCO) that will be enforced starting Wednesday (Oct 14).

Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob assured the public that activities in the business, economic and industrial sectors can operate during the 14-day order.

Restaurants, food stalls, food trucks, kiosks, food courts, roadside hawkers, convenience and grocery stores would be allowed to open for business starting 6am to 10pm.

“While we encourage food premises to provide take-away, delivery and drive-thru services, dine-in will be allowed but is limited to only two persons per table. Operators are also to abide with other standard operating procedures that have been stipulated for the food sector, ” the Defence Minister said on Tuesday (Oct 13).

Ismail Sabri said that since there is no shutdown involving the public and private sector, transport services including express buses, LRT, stage buses, taxis and e-hailing services will be allowed to operate.

For taxi and e-hailing, a maximum of two passengers will be imposed while delivery services will be available from 6am to midnight.

Operating hours for wet markets are from 6am to 2pm, pasar tani from 6am to noon and pasar malam (night markets) from 4pm to 10pm.

Private and public clinics and hospitals can provide 24-hour services while operating hours for pharmacies and drugstores during the conditional MCO is 8am to 11pm.

Ismail Sabri said that the economic and industrial sector in the affected areas are allowed to proceed with strict compliance to the SOPs, adding that vehicles providing services to these sectors can make their journey as normal, including inter-state and inter-district travels.

Fisheries, plantations and agriculture sectors, as well as its related activities, are allowed to operate per normal, as with activities and services in airports and ports.

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