DIY, Supersave, 100%, barbershops, car wash, phone credit top-up stores, food trucks among premises in MCO negative list

Wee clarifying the list of services allowed and not allowed to operate during Sarawak's MCO.

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By Ling Hui

KUCHING, May 29: Convenience stores not selling food or essential items such as DIY, Supersave and 100% discount stores are among premises in the negative list to operate during Sarawak’s Movement Control Order (MCO) until June 11.

In a detailed list presented by Kuching South City Council (MBKS) mayor Dato Wee Hong Seng today, he said telephone shops selling phones, credit top-ups and accessories, car wash, car accessories stores, barbershops, salons and beauty centres are also not allowed.

Those prohibited from opening their doors during this period of time included also “rumah asap”, roadside food and drinks stalls, weekly markets, wet markets, food trucks, food carts, optical stores, home eateries, merchandise stores, licensed money lending premises and pawnshops.

The list continued on extending to fabric shops, pest control centres, furniture shops, launderettes including self-service ones, and other retail activities that are not mentioned under essential services.

“Whatever is not in the list of essential services are not allowed to open. Do not have the assumption that those not mentioned in the list are okay to operate,” Wee emphasised during his Facebook live session today.

Understanding that the latest standard operating procedure (SOP) for MCO especially for businesses would arise many queries, he advised the people to contact either the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) WhatsApp hotline at 011-4085 9282 or the Ministry of Local Government and Housing’s Covid-19 WhatsApp hotline at 016-239 1111. — DayakDaily