Businesses to operate only from 8am to 8pm in stricter MCO from Apr 1

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By Chew Lip Song

ALL hypermarkets, grocery stores, eateries and petrol kiosks are only allowed to operate from 8am to 8pm starting Wednesday, in the second phase of the Movement Control Order (MCO) to curb the spread of Covid-19.

Private vehicles, including those providing e-hailing  services, are also not allowed to be on the road after 10pm, except during an emergency Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced today. Public transportation is to operate only from 6am to 8am and 5pm to 10pm.

These new rules will be in place until the MCO is over, scheduled for Apr 14, FMT reported.

At a press conference today, he said hypermarkets, grocery stores and petrol stations will only be allowed to operate from 8am to 8pm.

All religious premises including mosques, churches and temples must also remain closed during this period.

Ismail said yesterday, the cops arrested 828 people at roadblocks and during police patrols for violating the MCO.

“The police, together with the armed forces, have put up 1,520 roadblocks and checked more than 257,287 vehicles,” he added.

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