Mayor glad hotels and food courts stick to SOPs

Kuching South City Council (MBKS) mayor Datuk Wee Hong Seng

KUCHING: Kuching South City Council (MBKS) is satisfied with the level of public adherence to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) at eateries, hotels and food courts.

MBKS mayor Datuk Wee Hong Seng said he was happy with restaurants and other eateries offering takeaway for customers.

“I am quite happy with some restaurants and hotels offering takeaway to customers during the fasting month for Muslims to break their fast,” he told to New Sarawak Tribune when contacted.

“Of course, the operators need to check temperatures, making sure customers are checking in using the MySejahtera application and also wearing mask.

“We encourage operators or shop owners and its employee, who frequently attend or have close contact with their customers to wear face shields for extra precaution,” he added.

He also said that shopping malls and markets should try to limit the capacity limitation.

“We would like to appeal to the public, if you really need to dine-in, please remember to wear your mask, before and after eating,” he reminded.

Other than that, Wee also said there is a slight drop in the number of people coming to the market on Friday and then increased on Saturday.

“I have repeatedly mentioned to the people that the markets open up every day, only some of the sellers are resting on Monday.

“I urged that everyone does not necessary need to come to the markets at a specific day because it will only get crowded,” he explained.

Other than that, Wee then said that the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) can consider to temporary close schools as Covid-19 cases increased.

“Looking at the low turnout of school students and the worries of the parents, I strongly felt that SDMC can consider to temporary close the school for the time being looking at the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in schools,” he said.

He said, however, it is up to SDMC to decide what is best for the people and for Sarawak to tackle the situation.