Vaccine certificates to be issued to MBKS hawkers, traders, markets

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KUCHING: Kuching South City Council (MBKS) will issue certificates to hawkers, traders and markets under its administration to indicate that they have been fully vaccinated.

MBKS mayor Datuk Wee Hong Seng said the issuance of the certificate was aimed at protecting hawkers and traders as well as to mark the area as safe for the public to enter.

He said apart from hawkers and traders, the caretakers of premises would also be issued the certificate.

“The issuance of this certificate will take effect from Sept 1 and will be given to hawkers and traders to be pasted on their premises,” Wee told the media during the Covid-19 mobile vaccination programme at a basketball court in Sungai Apong here today.

He said the proposal would be introduced to business premises such as grocery stores, coffee shops, bistros and shopping malls in MBKS areas.

“We at MBKS strongly encourage private business premises to ensure their staff have completed their doses of Covid-19 vaccines.

“If they agree to the proposal, we will issue a certificate to them but it depends on the management of the business premises.”

On another matter, Wee said those who have not been vaccinated should not assume their environment is clean and safe because the people around them are vaccinated, however, they are likely to infect others around them.

He said this action could affect the businesses in markets or other business premises.

“Of course, there are some cases like those under the age of 18, pregnant mothers, as well as individuals who cannot be vaccinated due to health factors, are excluded.

“Therefore, there is no reason for those who do not have any problems not to be vaccinated.”

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