Ismail Sabri: F&B Industry Allowed To Operate From 6am to 8pm For States Under MCO 2.0


  • Restaurants, hawker stalls, and roadside stalls are allowed to open from 6am till 8pm.
  • These operation hours are only for the F&B industry in the states undergoing MCO 2.0.
  • States involved: Wilayah Persekutuan (KL, Labuan, Putrajaya), Selangor, Johor, Malacca, Sabah and Penang.
  • Takeaway, drive-thru and delivery only; dine-in is not allowed.

New Updates For MCO 2.0

As announced by Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob in today’s press conference, below are several updates concerning new rules to be implemented effective 13th January, 2021, for all states undergoing the second Movement Control Order;

  1. F&B industry (restaurants, hawker stalls, roadside stalls)
  • Operation hours: 6am – 8pm
  • Takeaway, drive-thru and delivery only
  • No dine-in is allowed

2. Petrol stations

  • Operation hours: 6am – 10pm
  • For highway and expressway locations: 24 hours

3. Morning markets and farmer’s market

  • Operation hours: 7am – 2pm

4. Wholesale markets

  • Operation hours: 11am – 4pm or 12pm – 6pm

5. Other clinics and veterinary clinics

  • Operation hours: 6am – 8pm
  • For clinics under healthcare (24 hours)

6. Dry cleaning shops

  • Operation hours: 6am – 8pm


7. Self-service laundromat (Only able to operate if there is someone in store ensuring that all necessary SOPs take place at all times)

  • Operation hours: 6am – 8pm

Other Things To Take Note Of

  1. Inter-state travel is not allowed across all states in Malaysia
  2. All sports activities (except for running, jogging and cycling with maximum of 2 people) not allowed for states under MCO 2.0. *Update*Running, jogging & cycling activities are only allowed to carry out in neighbourhood areas as all parks remain closed in MCO states.
  3. Night markets, spas, reflexology centres, barber shops, optical shops, clothing stores are not allowed to operate for states under MCO 2.0

Source/ Reference: SinChew

*Updated on 14 Jan 2021*



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