Lau (left) at the tamu in Sibu Jaya.

SIBU: Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) wants all supermarkets here to start limiting the number of customers at any one time. 

Chairman Clarence Ting said SMC had received too many comments regarding overcrowding.   

“I hoped that all supermarkets in Sibu start limiting the number of shoppers at any one time, based on the size of their premises,” he said.

Meanwhile, Sibu Rural District Council (SRDC) allowed the tamu (next to the foodcourt) in Sibu Jaya to open for business daily (7.30am to 2pm) yesterday.

During a visit, SRDC deputy chairman Robert Lau said however, trading at the pasar malam site remained closed until April 14, when the movement control order is scheduled to end. 

“Our staff will be on the ground to ensure social distancing is implemented.

“Only one person per family will be allowed into the market. The same for the traders — one trader per stall,” he explained.

Supermarkets in Sibu limiting the number of shoppers at any one time in their premises.