Ismail Sabri: No Limit To The Number Of People Sitting At Restaurant Tables Anymore

"If the table is large and can fit 10, then 10 (can sit at the table)."

Cover image via Malay Mail/Bernama & Arisha Rozaidee/SAYS

The government just announced that restaurants around the country can now operate at full capacity

According to Sinar Harian, Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob broke the news in a press conference yesterday, 17 June.

He said that the move will directly affect up to 178,083 restaurants and eateries around Malaysia.

There is no longer a limit to the number of people sitting at one table

Previously, only four people were allowed to sit at a restaurant table at any single time. However, the restriction has been lifted and group dining is now permitted.

"If the table is larger and can fit 10, then 10 (can sit at the table)," said Ismail Sabri.

He added that this is applicable as long as restaurants comply with standard operating procedures (SOPs) regarding social distancing.

According to the National Security Council, restaurants have also been allowed to operate until midnight during the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) period

Eateries can now operate between 7am to 12am, adding two hours to the previous permitted operating time set by the government, which was capped at 10pm.

Customers are still required to allow restaurants to carry out temperature checks and record details such as their names and contact number when entering premises.

According to the safety guidelines published by the National Security Council, tables at a restaurant have to be at least 2m apart and business owners must provide hand sanitisers and handwashing facilities.

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