The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry has detailed the businesses under its jurisdiction that will be allowed to operate under the second movement control order (MCO 2.0).
They are as follow:
Supermarket and hypermarket
Pharmacies and self-care outlets
Convenience stores and mini-marts
Laundry service (excluding self-service)
Electric and electronics stores
Pet food stores
Vehicle workshop (including maintenance and parts replacement)
Vehicle sales and distribution centres
Speciality retail stores at petrol stations
Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Alexander Nanta Linggi said this is in line with the government's decision to allow businesses in the trade and distribution sector to operate during the MCO 2.0.
The states under MCO 2.0 are Penang, Selangor, Malacca, Johor, Sabah, Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Labuan.
"The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry which is responsible for regulating trade and distribution activities in the country will always ensure the retail, distribution and wholesale supply chain is not interrupted as they are the pulse of the domestic economy...," he said.
He added in a statement that this is to also give confidence to Malaysians that essential goods will be available.
Nanta said to ensure smooth operations, these businesses should register with the International Trade and Industry Ministry under the Covid-19 Intelligent Management Systems.
He also reminded businesses to comply with the MCO 2.0 condition that only allows 30 percent of the administrative staff to work at their premises.
The operational capacity of supporting staff will be determined by the employers.