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State Government Refines SOPs for RMCO Phase

The state government will be subject to imposition of standard operating procedures (SOP) in reopening multiple sectors.

This followed the Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s announcement of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO), which saw prominent improvement of the controlling of COVID-19 spread, paving the way for business and economic opportunities.

“All business, recreational and social activities that are yet to be re-allowed also apply to Perak,” said Perak Menteri Besar, Dato’ Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu. “Meanwhile, we’re refining and tightening SOPs for markets and bazaars.

“We’ve received many requests from small-scale market business owners to be able to restart their operations,” Faizal expressed. “The state government heavily emphasizes SOPs for involved markets.”

Operation hours for morning and open markets are 6am to 11am, while night markets are 4pm to 10pm and bazaars are 5pm to 11pm.

Each stalls are set between 1.5 to 2 metres apart at both open and fenced spaces to control entrance and exit passages.

Faizal added that the local authorities (PBT) should work hand-in-hand with umbrella organisations that monitor morning and night markets to ensure the public’s adherence to SOPs.

“For haircut, hairdresser and beauty salons, we’ll also follow suit on whatever is set,” he stated. “Operation hours are 8am to 11pm. Walk-ins are from 9am to 10pm only.

“Besides that, they should sanitise before, during and after walk-ins. Health screening must be done, especially to high-risk groups of those below 12 and above 60 years of age,” Faizal elaborated. “For those with sports training, they will need to apply via an association and with PBT for permission.”

 

Rosli Mansor

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