7am-10pm business hours stay


KUCHING: The operating hours for economic sectors in the state that are allowed to reopen during the conditional movement control order (CMCO) period from 7am to 10pm remain unchanged.

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said this following a complaint regarding an eatery in Sibu that was instructed to close at 8pm.

“I have received the said complaint. The operating hours are still from 7am to 10pm, and the shops can open according to the time suitable to them.

“Some shops may open at 9am and some would close at 5pm — that is allowed. That is not an instruction but it is up to the shop owners,” he said during the Covid-19 daily update press conference at the old State Legislative Assembly (DUN) building here yesterday.

Uggah, who is also the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman, said what happened in Sibu was not right.

On another note, he said gyms are still not allowed to operate during the CMCO period.

To a question on whether public transports are allowed to travel from one green zone to another green zone, Uggah said that they are only allowed to travel within an area.