ATM operating hours back to normal

THE restricted operating hours for automated teller machines (ATMs) implemented during the movement control order (MCO) and conditional MCO, will be lifted from tomorrow.

Bernama reports Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob saying that ATM operating hours will revert to normal from Monday as per banks’ practices.

The operating hours had been restricted to between 8am and 8pm during the MCO and conditional MCO as part of the government’s efforts to break the Covid-19 infection chain.

“The public, however, must keep complying with social distancing protocols while using the ATMs,” he said at the daily media briefing today.

The government had enforced the 8am to 8pm ruling on April 19, following findings by the police that many were out late at night on the pretext of wanting to make ATM withdrawals.