After allowing restaurants and eateries to open up to 10pm starting last Friday, the National Security Council has announced that it is allowing other business sectors to extend their business hours until 10pm. According to Senior Minister Datuk Ismail Sabri Yaakob, the move is aimed at streamlining operational hours and to avoid confusion during the movement control order (MCO).
The extended operational hours until 10pm is applicable to grocery stores, convenience stores, sundry shops, pharmacies, pet food supply shops, dobi and optical stores. The new permitted opening hours will take into effect from tomorrow, 29th January 2021.
After two weeks of MCO 2.0, Malaysia has reported 4,094 new COVID-19 cases and 10 new deaths today. There are now over 198,000 confirmed cases and the total death toll is 717.