ATM operating hours back to normal from tomorrow – Ismail Sabri


Automated Teller Machine restricted operating hours between 8 am and 8pm, implemented during the Movement Control Order (MCO) and Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), will be lifted from tomorrow. 

Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said ATM operating hours will revert to normal from tomorrow as per banks’ practices.

The operating hours had been restricted to between 8 am and 8 pm during the MCO and CMCO as part of the government’s efforts to break the COVID-19 infection chain.   

“The public, however, must keep complying with social distancing protocols while using the ATMs,” he said at the daily media briefing on the CMCO here today. 

The government had enforced the 8 am to 8 pm ruling on April 19, following findings by the police that many were out late at night on the pretext of wanting to make ATM withdrawals. 

Meanwhile, Ismail Sabri, who is also Defence Minister, said new features will be introduced in the government-developed MySejahtera application for the purpose of visitor registrations at business premises, including factories, constructions sites and offices. 

He said MySejahtera Check-In can be used at three AEON premises beginning June 2. 

“This will further help the government manage the COVID-19 outbreak in line with the reopening of the country’s economic sectors,” he said. 

He said there have been 770,216 registrations and 929,276 health assessments recorded through the application up to May 29.  

As such, Ismail Sabri urged the public to download the application, which is available in the Galeri Aplikasi Mudah Alih Kerajaan Malaysia (GAMMA), Apple App Store, Google Play Store and the Huawei AppGallery, to help the government contain the pandemic.