PETALING JAYA: Optometrists are now an essential service, and they will be operating during the movement control order.
The matter was announced by Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa (pic) in a tweet on Friday (Jan 15).
"Yes, optometrists are now allowed to operate. Yes, they are essential indeed," he tweeted.
Annuar also said that optical shops are allowed to operate in adherence to present SOPs to stem Covid-19.
Recently, the Association of Malaysia Optometrists president Ahmad Fadhullah Fuzai has appealed to the government to allow private practice optometrists, as well as optical shops, to reopen.
The Malaysia Association of Practicing Opticians had also made similar calls, saying that 30% of the people need spectacles, especially frontliners battling Covid-19.