STOP THE SPREAD, THAT IS THE PRIORITY
“Everything Aside, Everyone Needs To Work Together To Fight Covid-19”
Wisma MAH, Ampang (18 March 2020) – This morning the Prevention And Control Of
Infectious Diseases Regulations 2020 was released by the Government and the list of essential
services has been updated to include hotel and accommodation. However this does not allow
hotels to operate as usual, the movement control order still applies and conditions are as
discussed between the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MOTAC) with Malaysian
Association of Hotels (MAH).
The utmost priority now is to limit the movement of people, to contain Covid-19 which is
already spreading within our community. Hoteliers are to limit its services to only guests whom
had already checked-in into the hotel before 18 March 2020, and food & beverages services
limited to room service only. All other facilities and services of the hotel are to remain closed.
Hotels are also allowed to keep bare minimum staff on premise during the period for critical
needs such as security and engineering.
“We are aware that the many are confused with the situation and the directives from the
Government given such short notice to prepare, but our advice is to look at the bigger picture
and focus on containing the spread before the situation gets worse. We should all do our part
to stop people from moving unnecessarily at times like this,” said Kamaruddin Baharin,
President of MAH.
If you require any other information pertaining to the hotel industry, statistics, industry
concerns or any other related subjects, please do not hesitate to contact the Chief Executive
Officer of MAH, Yap Lip Seng at firstname.lastname@example.org or +6012 280 0300.