A somber pay day for government servants

Customers are seen queuing up at a bank located at Tabuan Jaya.

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By Peter Sibon

KUCHING, Mar 25: Banks are relatively quiet even though it is pay day for most government servants today.

A check at most banks indicated that only Maybank Tabuan Jaya had a queue going out onto the road, due to the numbers as well as the bank’s enforcement of social distancing and strict hygiene, and most of the customers were seen wearing face masks.

As it is pay day, some supermarkets are crowded with customers but the high-end supermarkets such as the one in Vivacity Megamall was not.

According to a security guard at the supermarket, Halida Saini, 28, there were not many customers as at noon time but she expected more people to come in the late afternoon.

She said that during the current Movement Control Order (MCO), the supermarket imposed strict hygiene among staff and customers.

“We will not allow anyone without face masks to shop here,” Halida told DayakDaily here today.

Before any customer was allowed entry, she would check their body temperature. After body temperature check, the customer must use the hand sanitizer placed at the entrance before they are allowed entry into the supermarket.

At a popular supermarket in Matang Jaya, customers have to queue up before they are given a queue number to proceed buying their stuff.

Although the whole country is still under MCO, the supermarket was full before noon today, as it is that it was payday, coupled with the relatively low prices offered every day. —DayakDaily

Customers are seen queuing up at a popular supermarket at Matang Jaya
Halida checking the body temperature of a customer at a high-end supermarket at Vivacity Megamall.
A couple of customers are seen leaving a high-end supermarket at Vivacity Megamall at noon today.