SOPs too strict: Small traders have to discuss with KL City Hall for amendment

PUTRAJAYA JUNE 17: The Association of Small Businesses has to meet with the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) to discuss about the standard operating procedure (SOP) that is regarded as too strict and difficult to implement.

Due to the difficulties in implementing the SOP, it is reported that 500 small traders have postponed resuming their businesses at Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman

Recently the government has allowed night markets, bazaars and open markets to resume business with strict SOPs to be adhered.

Security and Senior Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, the issue could be discussed again but DBKL has to bring the matter to the Ministry of Health and the National Security Council (NSC) to make amendments,” he said at the press conference held here today.

Regarding children playing at the public parks, recreational areas and going to shopping complexes, Ismail said, they are allowed to go as there is no provision in the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 (Act 342) that prohibits them to be at those places.

He said, the most important aspect is that the SOP of social distancing and not being in a congested and crowded place should be adhered as children are considered as high risk group to COVID-19. –Malaysia World News


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