An infographic on the online registration.

KUCHING: Kuching City North Commission (DBKU) is calling for all food delivery and online food providers to register with the local authority during the movement control order (MCO) period.

DBKU director Dr Morshidi Ahmad said this instruction was in line with the government’s directive to curb the spread of the Covid-19 virus. 

He said the respective forms and criteria could be obtained at DBKU’s website at https://dbku.sarawak.gov.my.

“There are certain supporting documents which both food providers and delivery riders have to attach together with the form before handing in,” he said in a statement yesterday.

Morshidi said food delivery companies such as GrabFood, Helpy Services, Foodpanda, Lyfe and others must ensure that their riders must meet the strict criteria set by the local authority. 

“Among them include putting on face masks, ensuring hands are always sanitised, and practice the one-metre social distancing,” he said. 

The completed forms along with supporting documents can be sent to DBKU Satok Licensing Section. 

The counter will be opened from 8.30am to 12.30pm — Mondays to Thursdays — and from 8.30am to 11.30am on Fridays. 

For further enquires, contact 082-234654 or 082-234657. 

On April 17, national news agency Bernama reported that Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said e-hailing and fast food delivery services are allowed to operate during the MCO.

However, riders are required to register with local authorities and undergo health screening at any public or private clinic to ensure health and safety of all quarters.