By Karen Bong
KUCHING, Jan 16: All eateries including food stalls in Sibu, Kanowit and Selangau are allowed to operate from 6am to 8pm for takeaways, drive-thru or delivery services only under Movement Control Order (MCO).
Under the latest MCO standard operating procedures (SOP), which has just been released, hospitals, clinics and medical laboratories can operate 24 hours or according to the terms in their business licenses.
Other businesses allowed to operate within the allowed operating hours of 6am to 8pm include grocery stores, convenient stores, pharmacies, supermarkets, petrol stations, vet clinics, pet stores and laundry services except for self-service launderettes.
Fresh and wet markets can only opened from 6am to 2pm.
The list of activities not allowed during MCO include night and downtown bazaars, farmers market, food truck, road side stalls, food courts, hawker centres, kiosks, optical shops, barber and hair salons, spa and reflexology.
Tuition classes as well as music, art, dance, religious and language classes are not allowed to open.
Any form of entertainment and social activities in night clubs or pubs, theme parks, indoor playground, karaokes, cinemas, concerts and live show activities are also not allowed.
Face-to-face meetings in the government and private sectors requiring the presence of representatives from outside agencies can be conducted via video conferencing as physical meetings are now allowed.
All seminars, workshops, courses, training, conferences, talks, exhibitions or activities related to Meeting, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) are prohibited.
Official and non-official functions of government and private sector, social events or celebrations such as wedding, engagement, reception, prayers, anniversary, birthday, reunion and retreat are not allowed.
All sports, recreational, leisure activities including tourism, holidays are prohibited as well.
Universities, colleges, schools, kindergartens, nurseries, playschools, and childcare centres are not allowed to open.
Any activities that will involve a mass gathering of people at a place in which physical distancing and other health and safety guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health (MOH) cannot be observed are prohibited. — DayakDaily