Mayor welcomes suggestion to issue licences to eateries with vaccinated staff

Datuk Wee Hong Seng

KUCHING: The suggestion to issue licences to eateries and coffee shops whose owners and employees have already gotten their Covid-19 vaccination is welcomed by Kuching South City Council (MBKS) mayor Datuk Wee Hong Seng.

“I think that this is a good idea. For me, whatever is good for the people, we should adopt and implement it.

“We should prioritise what is good for the people and put aside our ego. With this, not only we can widen our scope for the people, we will also benefit from this matter as well,” Wee said when contacted on Sunday (June 6).

On Saturday (June 5), it was reported that the Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) is looking into issuing licences to eateries and coffee shops whose owners and employees have already taken their Covid-19 jabs under its jurisdiction.

SMC chairman Clarence Ting said he would bring up the implementation of the licences during a meeting with the public health department.

“Once the owners and employees have gotten their vaccinations, members of the public can visit the premises with peace of mind.

“For coffee shops or eateries that do not have their licences, the public can choose not to visit the premises,” he said during a Facebook live session.

Meanwhile, Wee said local councils throughout the state will have a virtual meeting every two weeks to update on the handling of Covid-19 cases in their jurisdiction on Facebook.

He said this is to report and update on methods and decisions taken to curb the spread of Covid-19 in their respective localities.