Conduct spot checks on eateries to ensure operators are vaccinated with the 1st dose, says pol sec

Dine-ins are now allowed as the ban will be lifted after Sept 19. File Photo

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KUCHING, July 17: Political secretary to the Chief Minister Dato Sri Doris Sophia Brodie is urging the authorities to conduct spot checks on eateries allowing dine-ins to ensure that its operators and workers have been vaccinated.

Doris, who is also Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) Women’s chief, said since July 16, the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) has allowed dine-ins in eateries with the condition that the eateries operators and its workers must at least been vaccinated with the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

“To ensure that this is adhered to, it is important for the relevant authorities and enforcement to do spot checks on these eateries. Eatery operators and their workers must be encouraged to go for vaccination if they have not done so,” she said in a statement today.

According to Doris, she was made to understand that they (eatery operators) can contact their local council to get the assistance to be vaccinated.

“However, today (July 17) I noticed that some eatery operators in Kuching are still hesitant to allow dine-ins and prefer to stick to the ‘takeaway’ practice as they are still cautious especially of the new Covid-19 Delta variant while many still prefer to dine at home.

“In any case, I urge everyone to be vigilant and not complacent and to strictly adhere to the standard operating procedures at all times. We need to move on with our lives but in the new norm,” she added. — DayakDaily