coronavirus COVID-19 Malaysia retail F&B business operation operating hours

COVID-19 MCO: Business Operating Hours In Malaysia

UPDATE 10 April 2020: Supermarkets, restaurants, and food delivery services will only be allowed to operate between 8am to 8pm starting 1 April 2020, during the second phase of the Movement Control Order (MCO).

The Movement Control Order (MCO) in Malaysia has also been extended from 14 April to 28 April 2020. 

Here’s a list of business operating hours in different parts of Malaysia including Penang, KL, Johor, Malacca, Sabah, etc.. This list was last updated on Friday, 27 March 2020.

Not all physical businesses in Malaysia can operate during this time, and even the ones that can, are under some restrictions.

For example, F&B businesses are not allowed to have no dine-in customers. Only takeaway/tapau/bungkus/delivery/drive-through is allowed.

If in doubt, check with your respective state government on whether or not your physical store can operate during this time.

Johor state flag Malaysia
  • 24-hour private clinics – 8am to 10pm
  • Wholesale markets – 4am to 3pm
  • Markets – 7am to 7pm
  • Other businesses (supermarkets, petrol stations, etc.) – 7am to 7pm
Kedah state flag Malaysia
  • 24-hour convenience stores – 6am to 8pm
  • Petrol stations (and convenience stores within them) – 6am to 10pm
  • Other businesses (food and beverage outlets, workshops, spare parts stores, air conditioner shops, premises that sell animal necessities, sundry shops and supermarkets) – 6am to 8pm
Kelantan state flag Malaysia
  • Markets – 7am to 2pm
  • Other businesses (limited food outlets, delivery, drive-through and take-away services as well as supermarkets, sundry shops, 24-hour convenience stores, petrol stations, clinics and pharmacies)  – 7am to 7pm
Kuala Lumpur state flag Malaysia
  • 24-hour eateries – previously 6am to 10pm, no operating hour limit now
  • Non-essential services (shopping complexes, business complexes, entertainment premises, food trucks, wet and night markets, roadside stalls, pasar tani or farmers’ markets, bazaars) not allowed to operate
Malacca Melaka state flag Malaysia
  • All eateries (drive-through, sundry shops, 24-hour convenience stores, etc.) – must be closed from 7pm to 7am
  • Hawker stalls and food trucks – must be closed from 6pm to 7am
  • Markets – must be closed from 2pm to 6am
  • Supermarkets – must be closed from 7pm
  • Night markets, morning markets and farmers’ marketsnot allowed to operate
  • Petrol stations can operate as usual
  • Convenience stores in petrol stations – must be closed from 8pm to 6am
Negeri Sembilan state flag Malaysia
  • All food premises (restaurants, roadside stalls, food trucks) – 7am to 8pm
  • Supermarkets, grocery stores and 24-hour convenience outlets – 7am to 8pm
  • Petrol stations (including their convenience stores) – 6am to 8pm
  • Public market – 6am to 12pm
  • Night markets, morning markets and farmers’ marketsnot allowed to operate
Pahang state flag Malaysia
  • F&B and essential services (food outlets in the state, drive-throughs, petrol stations, 24-hour convenience stores)  – 7am to 7pm
Penang state flag Malaysia
  • Essential services (supermarket, pharmacy, etc.) – 6am to 8pm
  • Hawker stalls and roadside stalls – not allowed to operate
Perak state flag Malaysia
  • F&B and essential services (food outlets in the state, drive-throughs, petrol stations, 24-hour convenience stores)  – 7am to 7pm
  • Only premises or businesses with permits can operate normally

Perlis state flag Malaysia
  • Essential services (supermarket, pharmacy, etc.) – 7am to 10pm
  • Hawker stalls and roadside stalls – 7am to 10pm
  • Petrol stations  – 24 hours
  • Convenience stores in petrol stations – 7am to 10pm
Sabah-state-flag-Malaysia
  • Markets – 6am to 2pm
  • Restaurants – 6am – 5pm
  • Petrol stations – 6am to 2pm
Sarawak state flag Malaysia
  • All businesses that can remain open (markets, supermarkets, coffee shops, restaurants, private clinics, fuel stations and 24-hour convenience stores) – 7am to 7pm
Selangor state flag Malaysia
  • Eateries and 24-hour convenience stores – 6am – 12am
  • Food trucks, food stalls, morning and night marketsnot allowed to operate
  • Public and wholesale markets can only operate – 5am to 4pm
  • Convenience stores in petrol stations, grocery store, sundry store, supermarket (only food and grocery stations) – cease operations by 12am
  • Laundries, car wash outlets, pasar malam, pasar tani operationsnot allowed to operate
Terengganu state flag Malaysia
  • Markets – 7am to 2pm
  • Vehicle repair and service centres – 9am to 2pm
  • Clinics – 7am to 9.30pm
  • Gong Pauh wholesale market – 3am to 9am
  • Other businesses (limited food outlets, delivery, drive-through and take-away services as well as supermarkets, sundry shops, 24-hour convenience stores, petrol stations, clinics and pharmacies)  – 7am to 7pm
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