Masidi: Sabah's MCO to be relaxed from midnight on Wednesday (Nov 11)

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah's conditional movement control order (MCO) will be relaxed from midnight on Nov 11 (Wednesday).

Sabah Covid 19 spokesman Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun said on Tuesday (Nov 10) that the National Security Council (NSC) has agreed to the state's request to allow for limited dine-ins, longer business hours, limited religious activities, weddings, non-contact sports and recreational activities.

Masidi said that prayers in mosques, suraus, churches and temples will be allowed with standard operating procedures (SOPs) in place, adding that marriage ceremonies will be allowed with a maximum of 20 people based on the space of the venue.

Additionally, all public transportation can operate with a 50% capacity limit until midnight, including buses and e hailing services/

Masidi also said that all businesses – including petrol stations and supermarkets - will be allowed to be open until 10pm, while dine-in is permitted at restaurants and eateries as long as it is under 50% capacity at the premises and that markets will be allowed to operate until 2pm daily.

Additionally, indoor and outdoor sports and recreational activities with no physical contact will also be allowed.

Under the SOP, only two people from one household will be allowed in a vehicle while children and high risk individuals are still advised to stay at home.

However, non-essential inter district travel remains in place and those areas under an enhanced MCO will not be included under the relaxed conditions.

On the relaxation, Masidi said that the new SOPs were due to the reduced number of Covid-19 cases in the state.

He also said that the public can find the details of the SOPs on the Sabah NSC Facebook page.

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