Penang state govt will not allow barber shops to operate during MCO phase 3

Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow

GEORGE TOWN: Penang State Government will not follow the decision made by the Federal government that allows barber shops and hair salons to operate during the third phase of the movement control order (MCO).

Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow (pix) urges the Federal Government to reconsider this move because barber shops do not use social distancing.

“Therefore, it was decided at the meeting that the State Government reserves the right of not following the decision made by the Federal side although approval was given by the latter.

“We hope the Federal Government will review this matter for the safety of all parties,“ he said at his daily social media briefing here, as quoted by the Sun Daily.

The third phase of the MCO announced by Prime Minister, Muhyiddin Yassin yesterday said it allows hair salons and many other necessary businesses to operate this time.


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