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Gyms located in areas under the conditional movement control order (CMCO) are allowed to resume operations under strict compliance of the standard operating procedures (SOPs) beginning October 19, 2020. — File Picture FIKRI YUSOF/SELANGORKIN

Gyms in CMCO areas allowed to operate from Oct 19

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By Selangor Journal Team

SHAH ALAM, Oct 17 — The Federal government has today decided to allow gymnasiums located in areas under the conditional movement control order (CMCO) to resume operations under strict compliance of the standard operating procedures (SOPs) beginning Monday (October 19).

Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the decision was agreed on after hearing the appeals made by the Youth and Sports Ministry in allowing gymnasiums, commercial football fields and futsal centres to run during the CMCO period.

“Since the activities at the gymnasiums are carried out individually with social distancing in place, therefore the special meeting today has agreed to allow gyms to operate normally under strict SOP.

“Activities at commercial football fields and futsal centres are also allowed but only for training purposes with a limited number of 10 people at one time,” said Ismail Sabri via a Facebook live briefing today.

He added that the detailed SOPs will be announced by the Youth and Sports Ministry soon.

Last week, the government had announced that only non-contact sports and outdoor sports involving no more than 10 people were allowed during the CMCO period from October 14 to 27 in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, and Putrajaya.

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