KUCHING: Those involved in the operation of the public transport sector under the conditional movement control order (CMCO) on May 12 are advised to follow the safety precautionary measures put in place.
Transport Minister Datuk Lee Kim Shin said although there is relaxation of the MCO, it is important to adhere to standard operating procedure (SOP) in order to ensure the safety of employees and passengers.
“It is important to follow strictly the SOP in order to curb Covid-19 outbreak,” he said when met by reporters after a pre-DUN meeting at the State Legislative Assembly complex here yesterday.
Touching on the SOP for public transport, Lee said the condition had been set by the federal government as the matter was under its purview.
“However, on the condition set for express boats in the state, the SOP has been set by Sarawak Rivers Board and my ministry,” he explained.
He added that the Sarawak government was concerned with the livelihood of operators of boats, registered taxis, school buses and vans whose income had been affected by the MCO.
He said to help them the state had approved a one-off payment of RM500 for the boat operators and RM600 for drivers of taxis, school buses and vans in the state.