Restaurants With Bars In Selangor Can No Longer Operate Beyond 11PM

Meanwhile, all types of nightclubs and bars are still banned from operating.

Cover image via New Straits Times & Sinar Harian

Starting today, 3 October, restaurants with bars in Selangor can only operate up to 11pm daily, according to the state government

In a statement on Friday, 2 October, Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari announced this while noting the measures the state government is taking to combat the recent spike in COVID-19 cases.

"Besides complying with the National Security Council's Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) in maintaining the operation ban on nightclubs and bars, restaurants with the concept of bars will also face restrictions where they should close by 11pm, effective Saturday, 3 October," Amirudin said.

He also advised against holding any big conferences or gatherings

"The state government also does not encourage any big conferences or gatherings, with the number of participants allowed not exceeding 250 people at any one time," the Selangor MB said.

The maximum limit at any one time is 250 people.

In total, Amirudin announced six such 'best approach'

He said with appropriate measures, Selangor will succeed in controlling the COVID-19 situation.

"Among the measures taken are the operating hours of the COVID-19 Operations Room based in the Selangor Economic Action Council control room, at the state administration building, has been extended until 7pm to enable the state government to monitor and review latest COVID-19 developments," he said.

The state government, he added, will also be offering free targeted testing for Selangor residents with a history of having travelled to Sabah between 20 September and 26 September.

"The screening can be done at all branches of the Selcare Clinic owned by the state government's subsidiary, Selgate Healthcare Sdn Bhd, by producing their return flight documents from Sabah as well as proof of permanent residency (water and electric bill) in Selangor," he said, adding that affected individuals can go the clinics beginning Sunday, 4 October, by referring to the locations of the nearest clinic.

"Special arrangements will also be made for screening to be done at the public halls in Kuala Selangor district on a date and location that will be finalised later," Amirudin added.

The measures by the state government come after the country recorded the highest number of new COVID-19 cases in a day

With 287 cases, Friday was a new record for Malaysia. Prior to which, the highest number of COVID-19 cases recorded in a day was at 277 on 4 June, according to the Ministry of Health (MOH).

All the cases recorded yesterday were local transmissions.

While Kedah reported the highest number of positive cases at 129, followed by Sabah at 113 cases, Selangor, which is the country's most developed and populated state, reported 31 cases.

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Back in September, restaurants and convenience stores in Selangor were allowed to continue to operate past midnight until 2am:

Meanwhile, UMNO president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi took to his Twitter to address the worrying COVID-10 situation:

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