BETONG: Betong Division Disaster Management Committee does not allow the opening of Ramadan stalls in front of houses and by the roadsides in the division.
Its chairman Friday Belik said the decision was arrived at during a committee meeting on April 12 chaired by Betong Division deputy Resident Abang Mohamed Abang Turkey.
However, traders who have been selling for years are allowed to operate.
“They are encouraged to use the cash on delivery (COD) system, online food ordering system or drive-through system.
“Entrepreneurs are also allowed to operate by using similar systems but there should be no eating in the shops,” he said.
The Betong Division Resident stressed that the decision to disallow the opening of Ramadan stalls in front of houses and by the roadside was made because there were new cases in several villages such as Betong, Kabong and also in Saratok.
He said Betong District Council and Saratok District Council would conduct regular monitoring.
He urged the public to follow the standard operating procedures (SOPs) to curb the spread of Covid-19.