Tourists wearing masks pass by Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, January 31, 2020. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng

In a departure from the usual movement control order (MCO) regulations, restaurants and other eateries in Malaysia will be permitted to run dine-in services with a cap of two patrons per table starting Wednesday (10 Feb).

Senior Minister for Security Ismail Sabri Yaakob said in a press conference on Tuesday (9 Feb) that the National Security Council came up with the decision during a special meeting on Monday.

In addition to dine-in services, retail businesses such as fashion outlets will be allowed to reopen starting tomorrow, subject to strict standard operating procedures.

[More to come]

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