After the uproar from the Chinese New Year SOPs announced a few days ago, the government has now allowed reunion dinners to be held.
Previously, reunion dinners were only limited to those living in the same household. However, the Ministry of National Unity (KPN) has agreed the aforementioned CNY SOPs needed to be revised.
Under MCO 2.0, here are the new SOPs to take note:
1. Families living within 10km of each other are now permitted to gather, without crossing district or state boundaries.
2. Reunion dinners are “allowed” for a maximum of 15 close relatives on 11th February (Thursday).
3. Religious activities at places of worship are given the green light to proceed on 11th, 12th and 19th February.
4. Places of worship are allowed to open for devotees on these 3 days from 6am to 2pm. The number of devotees must not exceed 30 at a time, and they must be wearing face masks and observe physical distancing.
5. Each prayer session must not be more than 30 minutes and must be followed by 30 minutes of sanitisation works before another session starts.
6. Prayers can also be held at house compounds on the midnight of 19th February for the Hokkien New Year.