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Penang Upgraded To Phase 2 Of MCO 3.0!

MKN just announced that Penang will be upgraded to Phase 2 of COVID-19 Recovery Plan from 7 July 2021 onwards!

Here is what we know so far!


Penang Upgraded To Phase 2 Of MCO 3.0!

On 5 July 2021, the Malaysia National Security Council (MKN) announced that Penang will be upgraded to Phase 2 of MCO 3.0, starting 7 July 2021!

This decision was made after Penang successfully achieved these three indicators of the COVID-19 Recovery Plan.


Penang Under Phase 2 Of MCO 3.0 : What Changes?

Government Operations During Phase 2

Government offices can conduct hybrid operations – both office and work from home using this approach :

What Business Can Reopen In Phase 2

These economic sectors can reopen under Phase 2 of the National Recovery Plan. They will be allowed to operate from 8 AM until 8 PM daily.

Worker capacity in the private sector for essential services can be increased to 80%.


Trade + Distribution

Travel Restrictions

Interstate and inter-district travel are still FORBIDDEN, except for school teachers and students who are sitting for examinations.

Interstate travel for long-distance couples are allowed, only for emergency and special cases with police approval.


Farmer’s markets and morning markets are allowed to operate from 7 AM until 11 AM, and limited to these six commodities :

Weekly markets, night markets and guest markets are FORBIDDEN to operate.

Sports + Recreation

All individual sporting and recreational activities, that do not involve physical touch, are ALLOWED.

Physical distance of at least 2 to 3 metres must be maintained.


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