Covid-19: All Melaka businesses must close at midnight with immediate effect, says exco member

MELAKA: Businesses must close at midnight here with immediate effect under the recovery movement control order (MCO), says state health and anti-drug committee chairman Datuk Rahmad Mariman.

"The decision was reached during the state Safety Council meeting," he said to The Star on Sunday (Oct 25).

Rahmad also said that 24-hour convenience outlets and restaurants must close at midnight.

Melaka earlier allowed business premises to operate until 2am in tandem with the decision by the Federal Government in September.

On a conditional MCO, Rahmad said it would not be implemented in Melaka as long as there are fewer than 40 Covid-19 cases in any district.

Meanwhile, Melaka Tourism Business Club vice-chairman Dennis Samford appealed to the state government to maintain the 2am operation hours.

He added that many eateries have wound up and are now for sale due to a lack of customers.

"Business premises were abiding by the health guidelines and the state government should consider their plight during this trying time," he said.

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