Community more aware of Covid-19 SOPs now

People are seen queuing waiting for their turn to enter CIMB premises at Wisma Satok in Kuching.


KUCHING: The conditional movement control order (CMCO) here has been smooth as the community has become more aware of the standard practises during the pandemic.

The CMCO is enforced throughout the state except for Sibu Division from Jan 18 to 31 following the recent increase in Covid-19 cases.

Sibu Division is under the movement control order (MCO) from Jan 16 to 29.

Asked for her thoughts, a member of the public, Nurul Adiana, said the CMCO in Kuching, which is currently a red zone, was a precise step to prevent further increase in cases among locals.

“Personally, I don’t feel awkward undergoing the CMCO again because I already understand the standard operating procedures (SOPs) that needed to be followed,” said the 22-year-old.

Atmosphere around India Street in Kuching.

A survey conducted around the city found that locals are increasingly aware of the importance of complying with SOPs such as when entering business premises, banks and others.

In addition, all business premises are monitoring their customers by providing temperature detectors, hand sanitisers as well as ensuring customers scan the ‘MySejahtera’ barcode before entering the premises.

The survey also found that locals preferred to use food delivery services such as GrabFood and Food Panda.

One such customer, Izzah Atiqah, said she chose to use GrabFood and Food Panda as she did not have to go out and queue to buy food.

“Through the food delivery services, my time outside can also be reduced in addition to minimising the risk of being exposed to Covid-19,” said the 20-year-old Kuching Polytechnic student.

Visitors to Plaza Merdeka are seen queuing to take their body temperature readings before being allowed to enter the premises.