PUTRAJAYA: There is no directive issued by the government for hotels to stop operations including in movement control order states, says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
He said that in MCO states, hotels can operate as their food and beverage outlets can take in diners.
In conditional and recovery MCO areas, tourism activities are now allowed.
“We have never directed hotels to close. If they are not open, perhaps it is because there are not enough guests and not because the government asked them to do so, ” he said Tuesday (Feb 23).
Explaining changes made to the standard operating procedures, Ismail Sabri said that the changes were made to suit the current situation and not because the government was “flip-flopping”.
“During MCO 1.0, we allowed limited types of businesses to operate but for MCO 2.0, we changed the approach so that more businesses can continue to operate so that their income will not be affected, ” he said.
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