Business hours in KL extended to recover from losses

OPERATING HOURS for businesses in Kuala Lumpur have now been extended to 2am instead of midnight.

The announcement was made by Federal Territories minister Annuar Musa in support of the initial decision by the National Security Council (MKN).

Slated to be enforced starting Sept 14, 2020, the extension of operating hours is meant to help businesses to recuperate from any losses that it may have experienced during the movement control order (MCO).

However, the FT minister warns business owners to not take advantage of the current situation.

“After 2am, close your shop, go home and sleep. Don’t carry on till the wee hours of the morning,” he said during a beautification programme at Taman Awam Rimba Kiara yesterday.

Meanwhile, Selangor state executive councillor Ng Sze Han said that it is now time for address and help the economy to recover.

“Covid-19 cases in Selangor has remained under control throughout the recovery movement control order (RMCO) period,” he said in a statement yesterday.

“However, preventing the transmission of Covid-19 will continue to be the state government’s priority. As such, all visitors and operators are reminded to always comply with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) set by MKN and practice social distancing,” he added.  – Sept 14, 2020.

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