Sibu Central Market opens Monday

SIBU: The Central Market here, which halted its operations almost three weeks ago, is resuming its operation tomorrow (Mar 1).

This was confirmed by Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) chairman Clarence Ting Ing Horh on Sunday (Feb 28).

 He said the council had considered this matter based on satisfactory Covid-19 results involving its hawkers and traders.

“The market operation will be carried out as before under the conditional movement control order (CMCO).

“Only 50 percent of hawkers or 500 hawkers will be allowed to trade in rotation every day,” said Ting.

The Central Market is the largest market in Sarawak. It was first closed from February 8 to February 14 but the closing period was extended from February 15 to February 19 and later again from February 19 to February 28.

“It has been closed three times by the council. This is due to the number of increasing positive Covid-19 cases involving hawkers and the council staff,” said Ting.

The market, which sells various types of goods, houses 1,100 hawkers.