Businesses and dine-in allowed from tomorrow in MCO states

By S. Harrish

ALMOST all remaining businesses and the retail sector can reopen starting tomorrow, including dine-in at restaurants.

Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri said this was to ensure economic sustainability especially among small businesses.

He said business allowed to reopen include clothing, fashion and accessory stores, shoe stores, and photography equipment and services.

Also allowed to reopen are florists and nurseries, handicraft shops, antique stores, carpet stores, sports equipment shops, cosmetic stores and vehicle accessories stores, among others.

The full list is at the National Security Council or the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry websites.

He said strict SOPs must be practised including disinfecting and cleaning their stores three times a day.

“For example in clothing stores, premise owners must provide disposable gloves for customers to choose clothes.

“In cosmetic shops, only buying and selling activities would be allowed, and testing of cosmetic items is prohibited,” he said.

Photo studios are only allowed to have one customer and the photographer at a time, to take photos only for visa, passport or licenses.

As for eateries, only two people would be allowed per table and at least one worker to control entry of customers into the premise.