The Sabah state government is finally allowing families to sit together at restaurants, following the nationwide policy set by the National Security Council (MKN).
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Sabah COVID-19 spokesman, Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun said that the state disaster management committee will also be allowing families from the same household to dine-in and share a table suited to its capacity, as reported by the Malay Mail.
He said: “This relaxation is to allow those from the same family to sit and have meals together at a restaurant.”
The announcement comes almost a week after it was announced by Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri that there should be no limit to dine-in customers at restaurants, as long as proper social distancing is maintained.
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Sabah has also recently opened its international borders to Brunei, and Sabahans returning from the neighbouring country were no longer required to undergo mandatory quarantine, provided they passed a COVID-19 test three days before their arrival.
The state has been among Malaysia’s worst-hit states and has recorded 33,371 cases in total so far, but the cases have started to simmer down.
So, if you’re out eating with your family, remember to always follow the SOPs and stay safe!
By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat