PM says almost all economic sectors to open from Monday


Almost all economic sectors and business activities in Malaysia will be allowed to resume operations starting May 4, subject to the terms and the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) set by the authorities, said Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (picture).

He said the Economic Action Council, the National Security Council and the Cabinet had discussed on ways to balance between the need to revive the country’s economy and curbing the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Based on the advice from the Ministry of Health which is on the basis of the accumulated data and the best practices determined by the World Health Organisation, the government has decided to reopen the economic sectors, albeit with strict health SOPs,” he said in his Labour Day 2020 special message here, today.

Meanwhile, he said the full list of businesses and activities which have not been allowed to resume is available on the National Security Council’s website.