Uggah checks on community markets, pleased with SOP compliance

Uggah exchanges pleasantries with a stall keeper at the Kota Sentosa Market.

KUCHING: Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said he is pleased to see that the public are strictly complying with the standard operating procedures (SOP) after conducting spot checks at the Kota Sentosa and Stutong Community Markets here today (Jan 17).

The purpose of spot check was to assess public compliance with the SOP drawn up in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

Uggah, who is also Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman said he was very impressed by the very high standard shown.

“We have seen almost 100 percent compliance on the wearing of the face masks, the social distancing and the entry registration plus body temperature screening.

“This is a very positive attitude and very good news for Sarawak. People are complying with the SOPs,” he said after the spot checks.

He pointed out that the people were giving their full cooperation in the fight against the pandemic.

“I really appreciate the efforts and thank you to your untiring efforts. We hope all the other markets and shopping centres have the same standard of compliance,” he said.

Uggah also commended enforcement officers of local authorities for their part in ensuring the people continue to comply with the SOPs.

“Sometimes I know it is a tough job where even just now during my visits I noticed one or two persons not putting on or forgetting to use the face masks.

“But please use diplomatic approach to advise or remind them. Explain to them the objective is to protect them and their families,” he advised.

On behalf of SDMC, Uggah extended his appreciation to the frontliners, public and all government officers involved in the fight against the pandemic.

Kuching City South Council (MBKS) mayor Datuk Wee Hong Seng joined Uggah when he visited the Stutong Community Market.