Government urged to consider allowing book and computer stores to resume operations


KUALA LUMPUR: The government has been urged to consider allowing book, stationery, computer and telecommunications stores to resume operations without having to wait for movement control under the National Recovery Plan (PNR) to enter into force. second phase.

National Student Advisory Council (MPPK) Chairman Muhammad Amir Asyraf Mohd Sabri said this was in view of the ongoing home teaching and learning session for students in schools and online courses for students of higher education.

All affected neighborhoods need access to prepare for these classes, such as printing teaching materials, purchasing devices and stationery, he said in a statement today.

Muhammad Amir said higher education students are currently in the last weeks of the semester and exam week, forcing them to have good devices to facilitate their affairs.

Therefore, he said it was appropriate for the sector to resume operations in order to ensure that the country’s education system can continue to function properly.

Previously, the government announced that several economic activities in the distribution sector would be allowed to resume their activities in phase two of the PNR, including bookstores and stationery as well as IT and telecommunications.

The country is still in the first phase of the PNR until the three key threshold value indicators are met, namely the number of daily Covid-19 cases dropping below 4,000; the rate of use of beds in intensive care units is at a moderate level; and 10% of the population received two doses of the vaccine. – Bernama

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