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The quiet atmosphere of a 24-hour self-service laundry shop during the movement control order (MCO) in Kuala Lumpur on January 14, 2021. — Picture by BERNAMA

MCO: Self-service laundries allowed to operate — Ismail Sabri

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 14 — The government today agreed to allow self-service laundries in areas under movement control order (MCO) to operate from 6am to 8pm.

Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, however said operators of such laundry outlets have to ensure customers comply with all standard operating procedures (SOP) as a measure to curb the spread of Covid-19. 

“Self-service laundry shops are allowed to operate on the condition that there must be an employee present to monitor SOP compliance.

“Among them are screening body temperature of customers before entering, scanning MySejahtera QR code, wearing face mask, providing hand sanitizer and ensuring physical distancing,” he told a media conference on the development of MCO at the Ministry of Defence today.

Ismail Sabri said the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) would be monitoring adherence to SOP at such dhobi shops.

The government had earlier allowed laundry shops to operate in MCO areas except self-service laundries as there was no monitoring at the premises.

MCO was enforced in six states namely Penang, Selangor, Federal Territories (Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan), Melaka, Johor and Sabah from January 13 to 26.

— Bernama

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