MCO 2.0: Which stores will remain open

MCO 2.0
Unnecessary outlets shouldn't be allowed to open. Photo: malaysiakini

The Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs has detailed the businesses within its jurisdiction that are allowing to operate under the second movement control order (MCO 2.0).

The shops that can be operate are:

  • Shopping center
  • Supermarkets and hypermarkets
  • Departmental stores
  • Pharmacies and self-service shops
  • Convenience store and small supermarket
  • Laundry service (not including self-service)
  • Restaurant (only for takeaway and delivery)
  • Furniture shop
  • Jewelry Shop
  • Electrical and electronic products store
  • Stationery shop
  • Hardware store
  • Pet food store
  • Vehicle workshop (including maintenance and parts replacement)
  • Vehicle sales and distribution center
  • Featured retail stores at gas stations

Furthermore, the Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs, Alexander Nanta Linggi, stated that this is related to the government’s decision to allow companies in the trade and distribution industry to operate during the MCO 2.0 period.

The areas under MCO 2.0 are Penang, Selangor, Malacca, Johor, Sabah, Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Labuan.

He said:

“The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs, which is responsible for regulating trade and distribution activities in the country, will always ensure that the retail, distribution and wholesale supply chain will not be interrupted because this is the pulse of the domestic economy.”

7-Eleven will operate from 7-11 during MCO

7-Eleven will operate from 7-11 during MCO. Photo: soyacincau

He added that this also convinced Malaysians that essential items will be available.

In addition, Nanta also stated that to ensure smooth operations, companies should register with the Ministry of International Trade and Industry under the Covid-19 intelligent management system.

He also reminded companies to comply with MCO 2.0 conditions, which only allow 30% of managers to work on their premises.

Moreover, the business capabilities of the support staff will be determined by the employer.

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