KOTA KINABALU: Tamus (weekly markets), night markets and agro markets (pasar tani) are now allowed to open at Sabah districts where 60% of the adult population is fully vaccinated.

State Covid-19 spokesperson Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun said the ruling, which is subject to risk assessment and approval from respective local authorities, is effective from Tuesday (Oct 12).

“Hawkers or stall operators as well as patrons, must be fully vaccinated,” he said in a statement on Monday (Oct 11).

Masidi also announced the relaxation of restrictions for minors to enter business premises effective Tuesday.

“Children below the age of 12 are allowed to dine-in at restaurants and enter business premises including malls and hotels as well as enjoy facilities like pools, camping and picnicking, as long as they are accompanied by fully-vaccinated parents.

“Adolescents aged 12 to 18 who have received at least one dose of vaccine are also permitted to carry out the activities,” he said.

Prior to this, the state government allowed individuals who are fully vaccinated to bring their children aged 17 and below to dine-in at eateries, but said those under 12 are not encouraged.

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