SOP for Sabah Economic Sectors
KOTA KINABALU: The state government on Monday released standard operating procedures (SOPs) for economic sectors during the extension of the movement control order (MCO) from June 15 to 28.
Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Masidi Manjun said hotels and accommodation were allowed to open but not for tourism purposes.
He said only room service would be allowed in hotels, while facilities such as the gymnasium, swimming pool, restaurants and seminar rooms would be closed.
All tourist activities, bubble trips and tourist destinations would not be allowed to operate during this period.
Masidi, who is Sabah’s official spokesperson for Covid-19, added that public and daily markets would be allowed to operate from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. and wholesale markets from 12:01 am to 6:00 am with a capacity of 60 percent workers.
“Weekend markets, farmers markets, tamu and night markets are not allowed to operate. “
Meanwhile, he said the companies licensed to operate in the trade, retail and distribution sectors were supermarkets, hypercenters and department stores with food and beverage sections (F&B ) and essentials, pharmacies and clinics, personal care and convenience stores, hardware stores, electrical and electronics stores, miscellaneous stores and mini-markets, cafes and restaurants for take-out and delivery to home only, laundromat (including self-service), pet stores, optical stores, auto shops, service centers and parts outlets, e-commerce, wholesale and distribution of essential goods and services, stationery and bookstores, car sales and distribution centers, car wash centers, mobile phone sales and repair shops and stores selling prayer and funeral products.
The aforementioned business premises are allowed to open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. with 60 percent of the employees.
Masidi said business hours in shopping malls authorized to open would be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. with 60 percent of workers.
On the other hand, he said that restaurants, including those in hotels, cafes, cafes, food trucks, peddlers, mobile hawkers, food courts, hawker centers and stalls or kiosks Roadside catering could open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. with a capacity of 60%. workers.
“Dinner is not allowed. All purchases are limited to drive-thru, take-out or delivery only. “
He went on to say that gas stations were allowed to open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. with 60 percent of the workers.
For banks, Masidi said financial institutions were allowed to operate from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., but customers could only enter the premises from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., while self-service terminals could open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. .
Regarding sports and recreation, Masidi said only jogging and individual exercise without physical contact is allowed in the neighborhood from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
He said high performance sports, including the core training programs implemented by the National Sports Council, the Sukma and Para Sukma programs under the Sabah State Sports Council, an approach quarantine based for high performance sports, aquatics (diving), karate, sepak takraw and hockey, would be allowed from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. in accordance with the SOPs.
On the other hand, he said factories and their relevant departments were allowed to operate from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. with no more than 60 percent of their existing workforce.
Manufacturing sectors licensed to operate were aerospace, automotive, food and beverage, packaging and printing, household and personal care products, health and medical care, protective equipment personal equipment (PPE) and fire safety tools, medical, electrical and electronic components, oil and gas, petrochemicals and its products, chemicals, machinery and tools, ceramics for the production of gloves, iron and steel, textiles, fuel and lubricants and furniture.
On another note, Masidi said transport trucks would be allowed to enter Labuan from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.
The Menumbok ferry terminal, the ro-ro ferry service for passengers and vehicles and the regular passenger boat for the Menumbok-Labuan route would be allowed to operate from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.