Govt to reopen Genting, Melaka and Pulau Tioman in Oct

by ASILA JALIL / pic by AFP

THE Covid-19 Quartet Ministers Meeting has decided to approve the opening of Genting Highlands, Melaka and Pulau Tioman.

Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri said she had proposed in the meeting for the reopening of the three destinations on Oct 1, 2021.

The proposal will go through the Special Committee on Pandemic Management chaired by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob tomorrow for approval.

“We will finalise the standard operating procedures which will be slightly complicated because of the huge area,” she said in a press conference today.

Senior Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said the meeting had also approved for the operations of petrol stations, restaurants and convenience stores to begin at 6am until 12am in all areas except those under Enhanced Movement Control Order.

This will also be brought forward to the meeting tomorrow for approval.

Meanwhile, he said Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu had proposed the opening of stadiums to allow entrance to football matches and other sport events.

Hishammuddin said this matter is still under discussion and will be tabled to the special meeting for a review.