List of essential, economic sectors that can operate during June 1-14 lockdown

The National Security Council has finalised the list of essential services that are allowed to operate as Malaysia goes into total lockdown beginning June 1 till June 14.

Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced a total of 17 sectors are allowed to operate. They are:

  • Food and beverage (including pet food)
  • Healthcare and medical (including pet shops and veterinary services)
  • Water
  • Electricity
  • Safety and security (including defence, emergency, welfare and humanitarian aid)
  • Waste management
  • Land, air, water transport
  • Port, airport management
  • Communication (including media, telecommunication, post)
  • Banking, insurance, takaful
  • Community credit (pawn shops)
  • E-commerce and IT
  • Production, distillation, storing, supply and distribution of fuel and lubricants
  • Hotels (Only for quarantine purposes)
  • Construction, maintenance and critical repairs
  • Forestry (Restricted to enforcement) and wildlife services
  • Logistics (Restricted to essential services)

Food outlets, including roadside stalls, will be allowed to operate (take-aways and delivery only). Workshops and optometrists are also allowed to open.

Only grocery stores, F&B, and health-related sections/outlets in shopping malls and hypermarkets are allowed to open.

Among the services NOT allowed to operate are:

  • Night markets
  • Cybercafes
  • Photography activities
  • 4D outlets
  • Barber/hair saloons
  • Spa, massage centres
  • Pedicure/manicure
  • Car wash
  • Jewellery shops
  • Stationery shops
  • Car accessory shops
  • Sporting equipment shops
  • Fashion outlets

Ismail Sabri said all operations and activities will start at 8am and end at 8pm.

“Although there is no curfew, the government expects people to be in their homes after 8pm,” he said.

“Only two people from the same household can go out to purchase essential items, and people can only travel within a 10km radius from their homes,” he added.

However, during a health emergency, three people including the driver are allowed in the vehicle.

He said for e-hailing or taxi services, only two people, including the driver, are allowed.

He also said jogging and basic exercise activities in housing areas will only be allowed from 7am to 8pm.

Ismail Sabri also said work authorisation letters from the International Trade and Industry Ministry are only valid until May 31.

“All authorisation letters for those working during the lockdown period will be issued by the respective ministries instead,” he added.