KUALA LUMPUR – Beginning today, there will be no limit on the number of customers allowed per table at restaurants as long as they practise physical distancing, said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
He said this was yet another relaxation to the standard operating procedure (SOP) set for areas under the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) and Conditional MCO (CMCO).
The number of dine-in customers would also be subject to the size of the table and this rule applies in all areas except those under the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO), he said.
“There have been calls from the public (to remove limit on customers per table) because interstate travel is now allowed and there is no limit on the number of passengers in a vehicle. So, many are going out with family and it is impractical to be seated separately in restaurants,” he told a press conference at Wisma Pertahanan here today.
However, Ismail Sabri said the SOP relaxations announced by the government since Dec 7 were not a green light for the people to be complacent as the COVID-19 pandemic had not ended yet.