Computer shops are now allowed to be opened throughout the whole duration of the National Recovery Plan (PPN). According to the announcement by Deputy Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob, the new directive will be applicable starting from tomorrow, 16 July.
Before everyone starts to ask, let us just address one of the main questions that you may have regarding the new policy. Yes, some of the computer shops in Plaza Low Yat will be opened tomorrow according to the official Facebook page of the famed IT mall:
Meanwhile, telecommunications, books and stationery stores have also been given the green light by the National Security Council (MKN) to be operational once again. DPM Ismail noted that this new policy is mainly based on feedback from students, teachers, and parents who have to endure home-based teaching and learning (PdPR) after schools were forced to be closed due to the pandemic.
Even though PdPR is taking place online, students still depend a lot on stationery for exercises and homework. While you are able to purchase all those supplies online, it usually takes time for them to be delivered which is not exactly convenient when you have urgent homework to sort out.
Similarly, computer and telecommunications stores play a vital role not only in terms of providing the equipment and services that students and teachers need for PdPR but also for technical support. All in all, MKN’s new policy for these stores is a long time coming and is likely welcomed by students, teachers, and parents with much relief.