Kuala Lumpur (VNA)Malaysia will lift restrictions on Automated Teller Machine (ATM) operating hours between 8am and 8pm, implemented during the Movement Control Order (MCO) and Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), on June 1. 

Senior Minister cum Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said on May 31 that ATM operating hours will return to normal on June 1 as per banks' practices.

The Malaysian Government had enforced the 8am to 8pm ruling on April 19, following findings by the police that many were out late at night on the pretext of wanting to make money withdrawals from ATMs. 

 “The public, however, must keep complying with social distancing protocols while using the ATMs,” he said at the daily media briefing on the CMCO here today. 

By the end of May 30, Malaysia had confirmed 7,762 COVID-19 cases, including 115 deaths./.