‘Wet markets are operating as usual’

LESS INCOME ... Fishmongers at the Medan Niaga Satok attend to customers at their stalls. According to them supply of fish are sufficient although they have to reduce volume of orders as compared to before. They also said that they lost more than half of their normal sales since the Movement Control Order (MCO) period started. Photo: Ramidi Subari

KUCHING: The Sarawak police has denied allegations of the closure of wet markets recently, which went viral on social media.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Datuk Dev Kumar said that all food retail outlets including supermarkets and grocery stores are operating as usual.

He said the spread of fake news regarding the closure of the wet market have raised unnecessary concerns among the local community.

“The public do not have to worry. Markets, supermarkets and grocery stores are still open,” he said in a statement yesterday.

Dev added that the police will not compromise with any individual who spread such false news.

“People are being warned to stop doing this unlawful act.

“Once they are successfully traced, they will be arrested immediately and the perpetrator will be subjected to legal action,” he said.