Avoid premises with lax SOPs

Clarence Ting

KUCHING: Residents in Sibu are reminded to adhere to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) laid out by the authorities and avoid places that do not enforce it.

Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) chairman Clarence Ting said this applies to shops and supermarkets which do not enforce the mandated SOPs.

“Many people have told me, SMC is not strict as many shops do not have proper SOPs. I always asked them, did you go into that shop?

“I urge the public, no matter if it is their favourite shop, avoid those places that are too lax with their control measures. You will only be endangering your own health,” he said in a Facebook post.

“Over the past ten months I have often stressed the importance of SOP in all establishments, many still do not take it seriously,” he said.

Ting said if shop operators want to keep operating during the conditional movement control order (CMCO) period, they need to follow the SOPs strictly.

“Make sure all your customers wear mask, provide sanitisers and enforce social distancing.

“For the public, go out only if absolutely necessary. You can see the long list of establishments visited by people carrying Covid-19. It is everywhere and anywhere,” he said.

He stressed that the priority in Sibu now is to rid the district of the pandemic, adding that everything else is secondary.

“Remember your SOPs. It could be your life saver,” he advised.