To support the Government’s call to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, popular 24-hour convenience chain 7-Eleven has announced new shortened operating hours effective today until 31 March 2020.
In a statement released on its Facebook page, 7-Eleven stated that its stores will now operate from 7AM to 11PM daily. It reiterated that it “remained dedicated to being convenient in meeting all your essential needs while ensuring the community and our workforce remain safe.”
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The new operating hours in effect may be extended or reduced subject to the advice from the authorities.
Elsewhere, the Selangor state government set additional rules in relation to the MCO to better control the COVID-19 infection rate. Selangor has the most reported cases of infections in the country.
As dictated in the new list of rules announced today, eateries, food stalls and restaurants are only allowed to open from 6AM to midnight.
That aside, hypermarkets and convenience stores can only operate from their respective operating hours till midnight.
Street hawkers, food trucks, night markets and farmer’s markets are not allowed to operate during the MCO.
COVID-19 Situation Report
Malaysia reported 153 new cases today (5PM), with 90 related to the Masjid Jamek Seri Petaling cluster. Overall, there are 1,183 confirmed cases with 1,065 undergoing treatment (37 in ICU), while 114 have recovered and discharged.
As of 6.30PM today, 21 March, another four COVID-19-related deaths were reported to the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC). This brings total fatalities to eight.