CMCO Business Activities Extended To 12 AM, Except Sabah!

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Starting 24 November 2020, business operations in CMCO / PKPB lockdown areas are allowed to open until MIDNIGHT!

However, MKN today made a small U-turn, stating that business activities in Sabah must shut by 10 PM.


CMCO / PKPB : Business Activities Extended To Midnight!

On 23 November 2020, the Malaysia National Security Council (MKN) announced further loosening of the CMCO / PKPB lockdown rules.

Starting 24 November 2020business operations in CMCO / PKPB lockdown areas will be allowed to open until MIDNIGHT!

The next day though, they made a small U-turn, stating that business activities in Sabah must shut by 10 PM.

CMCO Business Activities Extended To 12 AM, Except Sabah!


Business Activities In CMCO / PKPB Areas : Must Maintain Existing SOP

Other than the change in operational hours for business activities in CMCO / PKPB areas, the other SOP remains in place :

  • All business, economic and industrial activity can proceed as usual.
  • Businesses must ensure that customers are physically distanced by 1 meter while entering or leaving their premises.
  • Businesses must limit the number of customers within their premise, and publicly display the maximum number of customers allowed inside.
  • Supermarkets, shopping malls and retail stores are allowed, but must follow the established SOP.
  • Restaurants, food stores, food trucks, hawkers, food courts, food stalls, food kiosks, groceries and convenience stores are allowed to open from 6 AM until 12 AM.
  • Up to three people from each household may leave to purchase food and essential supplies, and travel in the same car.
  • Dine-in is allowed but limited to 2 persons per small table or 4 persons per large table*, but must follow the Food Sector SOP.
    * Warning : Not from the same family! Maximum 2 persons from the same household can dine in.
  • Food deliveries, drive-through purchases and food take-aways are encouraged.
  • Night markets are allowed to open from 4 PM until 12 AM.
  • Petrol stations are allowed to open from 6 AM until 12 AM, except for those on highways – they can open 24 hours
  • Public buses, express buses, MRT, LRT, ERL, Monorail, taxi and e-hailing services are allowed to operate.
  • Taxis and e-hailing vehicles are limited to 2 passengers, and allowed to operate from 6 AM until 12 midnight.
  • Food deliveries are allowed to operate from 6 AM until 12 midnight.
  • All transportation and delivery vehicles involved in industry, business, and manufacturing are allowed to continue as normal, including cross-district and cross-state travel.


COVID-19 : How To Keep Safe!

Here are a few simple steps to stay safe from COVID-19 :

  • Avoid suspected cases or disease hotpots, like hospitals, if possible!
  • Avoid public events and crowds
  • Keep our hands clean with soap or hand sanitiser
  • Keep our home, office, vehicles, etc. clean
  • If you need to wear a surgical mask, make sure you put it on and remove it properly!
  • Wash your food with water (and soap) after purchase and before preparation

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