Sports competitions, family entertainment centres to resume August 15

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PUTRAJAYA JULY 10: Fans and supporters for contact team sports like football, rugby, hockey, “takraw”, basketball and squash will have the opportunity to watch their players in action when these selected sports are allowed to resume on August 15.

The team sports, however, are only limited to local competition and tournament without spectator and not involving the ‘mass gathering’ of participants.

Marshal sports like karate, “silat” taekwondo, and others are also allowed to commence. Subsequently, commercial field enterprises, futsal court operators, sports facilities, and academy are also allowed to resume operations on August 15.

Security and Senior Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, the motoring championship including cars and motorbikes held at the Sepang International Circuit (SIC) and other circuits are also allowed as the events do not involve physical contacts.

Ismail said a single event in badminton, tennis, gymnastic, diving board, and chess competition are also allowed to resume without spectators.

“The organizations of international events that involve participants from abroad are not allowed at the moment,” he said in the press conference held here today.

In another development, Ismail said, the Special Ministers’ Meeting on the Implementation of Movement Control Order (MCO) has also allowed the arcade games/indoor funfair garden, edutainment, children’s game gym, entertainment game based on machine tools and educational technology and family karaoke centres to resume in mid-August.

However Ismail said, the operations of discos and pubs are still not allowed.

Ismail said the entertainment centres are allowed to resume as the government takes into consideration that 3,000 workers are involved and this sector contributes RM500 million to the national income. –Malaysia World News


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