Malaysians will now be allowed to dine-in at restaurants during the Movement Control Order (MCO), starting tomorrow (February 10th).
Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said only two people can sit per table, under strict physical distancing rules.
He added that restaurant owners must also ensure that at least one worker is monitoring SOP compliance.
Also, all remaining retail sectors will be allowed to resume operations during the MCO, including shops selling clothes and shoes.
On another note, Datuk Seri Ismail said athletes playing in Malaysia's Football, Hockey and Sepak Takraw Leagues can begin centralised training from Monday (January 15th) onwards.
The government is also still considering a proposal to resume individual and non-contact sports activities.
All this, as 2,764 new COVID-19 cases were reported today (February 9th).
It's the first time in nearly a month that Malaysia reported fewer than 3,000 new infections.
Selangor had the highest number of cases, with 862 infections, followed by 521 in Johor, and Kuala Lumpur (422).
The country’s COVID-19 death toll has reached 909, after 13 patients succumbed to the virus.
Meanwhile, applications to volunteer in the Health Ministry's (MOH) third phase of COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials, are still open.
Healthy individuals aged 18 and above are welcome to volunteer.
As regulations and guidelines under the MCO are eased, please don't neglect SOPs, people!
Try to stay home as much as possible, but stay safe if you're heading out.
by Elle Firdouz