Suraus at malls, R&R stops allowed to open

Suraus at R&R stops had remained closed throughout the conditional movement control order which ends today. (Bernama pic)

PUTRAJAYA: Suraus at shopping malls as well as R&R or rest and recreation stops along major highways will reopen tomorrow, says Senior Minister for Security Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

“Many have complained that the suraus at shopping malls are still closed, so tomorrow they will be opened,” he said during his daily briefing here today.

Ismail said that stalls that operate at these R&Rs will also be allowed to resume business.

He said that restaurants, premises that sell food, hawker stalls as well as convenience stores will be allowed to operate until midnight, beginning tomorrow. However, social distancing must be enforced and good hygiene maintained.

Currently, such premises are allowed to operate until 10pm.

Ismail also said that zoos will be allowed to reopen tomorrow, although they have to adhere to the standard operating procedures (SOPs).

Meanwhile, he said police arrested and remanded 94 individuals for flouting the conditional movement control order. Seventy-seven compounds were also issued.

A total of 266 investigation papers have been opened by police and the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission over fake news related to Covid-19.

Of the total, 179 were still being investigated, and 30 brought to court. Eleven individuals were given warnings, while 18 had pleaded guilty.

Ismail also said that 15,023 individuals were being quarantined at 147 centres nationwide.

Checks by the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB), he said, found that 317 construction sites had not been adhering to the SOPs and had been issued a warning.

Twelve sites were also ordered to shut down.

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