ATM operation back to normal time, effective June 1


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PUTRAJAYA MAY 31: The automated teller machine (ATM) customers will enjoy a longer service time effective June 1 (tomorrow) following the government’s decision to lift the 8am till 8pm operation limit during the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) starting May 4 till June 9.

Security and Senior Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, the ATM operation time will be like before the enforcement of the Movement Control Order (MCO) to enable the people to use the banking facilities at their own pace.

However Ismail said, the people should adhere to social distancing at least one meter from one another while at the ATM.

In conjunction with Hari Gawai in Sarawak tomorrow, Ismail reminded the people to celebrate it only on the first day with 20 people present at any one time from the same family and the nearest neighbour.

“The COVID-19 infections have changed the way to prepare and celebrate the festival. We have to adapt ourselves with the new norms and ensure self regulation is consistently practised to curb the pandemic,” Ismail said in his daily press conference held here today.

In another development, Ismail reminded the state football association not to have their own standard operating procedure (SOP) to start with the training sessions with the players instead they must wait until the federal National Security Council makes its decision.

“If the state football association continues with the training session then they are breaching the Act 342 and could be legally charged.

“We are not sure whether the CMCO will end on June 9 but the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) can make an appeal to the government and at the meantime they can prepare the SOP.

“I will discuss with the Minister of Youth and Sports, Reezal Merican Naina Merican on the Malaysian Football League and so on while the dates of the championship will be decided by the Special Ministers’ Meeting on the Implementation of CMCO,” Ismail reiterated.

Ismail also highlighted that football championship will be held with the presence of audience and this is against the SOP of CMCO.

He added, football is a game that involves a lot of physical contact unlike jogging and badminton. To have physical contact with other players is dangerous as it might lead to COVID-19 infections.

Earlier several sports training sessions in line with “The Road to Tokyo 2020” have been allowed by the government to resume following strict SOPs. -Malaysia World News


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