Lockdown: Only 17 essential service sectors allowed to operate

PUTRAJAYA: Only 17 essential service sectors are allowed to operate during the implementation of the total lockdown, effective from June 1 to 14.

Senior Minister (Security Cluster), Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, said that these sectors included food and beverages (including for animals); health and medical care (including dietary supplements, animal care and clinics as well as veterinary services); water; energy; security (defence, emergency, welfare and humanitarian assistance) as well as solid waste management, public cleaning and sewerage.

Other sectors are transportation (land, water or air); port, shipyard and airport services and operations (including loading, lighter, cargo handling and storage or packing of commodities); communications (media, telecommunications and internet, post and courier, as well as broadcasting for the purpose of information delivery).

“Others are the insurance banking, takaful and capital market sectors; community credit (mortgage and Ar-Rahnu); e-commerce and information technology; production; distillation; storage; supply and distribution of fuels and lubricants; hotels and places of accommodation (only for quarantine purposes, isolation and employment for necessary services; not for tourism purposes).

Only 17 essential service sectors are allowed to operate during the implementation of the total lockdown, effective from June 1 to 14, said Senior Minister (Security Cluster), Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.– Astro Awanipic

“Also allowed are critical construction, maintenance and repair; forestry services (limited to enforcement) and wildlife, as well as logistics, limited to the delivery of necessary services,” he said at a press conference on the implementation of the total lockdown, here, today (May 30).

BERNAMA / ASTRO AWANI

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