The government today announced several additional measures that will be implemented as part of the ongoing Movement Control Order (MCO) 3.0. The new directives are the latest move by the authorities in hopes to curb the spread of COVID-19 infections.
Starting from 25 May 2021, the operating hours of all eateries, grocery stores, supermarkets, petrol stations, pet stores, laundromats, optometrists, barbers, and car wash will be restricted to 8:00 AM till 8:00 PM. The same restriction also applies to food take-outs, drive-thrus, and delivery services.
On another hand, night markets are allowed to operate only from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. However, pharmacies are allowed to open until 10:00 PM while petrol stations at highways can continue to operate 24/7.
Another new directive that will be introduced on 25 May is a higher emphasis on working from home. The government has ordered 80% of the public sector which covers almost 750,000 staff together with 6.1 million personnel or 40% of the private sector to operate from home.
In addition to that, the government has imposed a maximum attendance level of 60% for each company inclusive of operations and managerial staff. The authorities have also decided to cut down the maximum capacity of public transportation to 50% starting from 25 May as well.
As pointed earlier, these directives are the latest amendments to the existing MCO 3.0 implementation that will last until 7 June which mean previous SOPs are still being valid as well. With that, we are urging you to stay safe by washing your hands often and stay home as much as you can while do wear your face mask properly and practice social distancing if you have to leave your home.