Defiant Sabah sticks with decision to allow dine-in

Credit: NST

SABAH which transitions into Phase 2 of the National Recovery Plan today, stands by its decision to allow dine-ins at restaurants, eateries and hotels, which are only allowed under Phase 3 based on guidelines set by Putrajaya.

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor in a statement today said their decision on the matter remains.

The state previously allowed dine-ins from June 29, when it was still under Phase 1 of the NRP. Under the nationwide standard operating procedures (SOP), dine-ins are only allowed under Phase 3.

Sabah enters Phase 2 of the NRP today after fulfilling the three threshold values comprising daily Covid-19 cases, Intensive Care Unit (ICU) bed occupancy and achieving at least 10 per cent of two-dose vaccination rate.

For Phase 2 SOP, all eateries, including drive-throughs, will be allowed to open from 6am to 9pm for takeaway and delivery.

The new SOP also allows retail outlets and shopping malls to open from 6am to 8pm daily.

Petrol stations are allowed to operate from 5am to 10pm.

Sabah will also open up individual sports and recreational activities at open areas for physical and self exercise, but not for competition.