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MIRI, July 16: Eatery workers who wish to be vaccinated may contact Miri City Council (MCC) for priority vaccination.
MCC mayor Adam Yii, in a press statement, said this is to fulfil a prerequisite set by Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) to open food and beverage premises for dine-ins.
“In line with SDMC directive, eateries in Miri are allowed to have dine in with conditions starting today, July 16. One of the conditions is to have all the workers of the eatery to have at least one dose of vaccine,” he said.
He revealed that currently, 1,508 workers out of 240 eateries have been vaccinated with at least one dose. For those eateries workers who are still not vaccinated, they can contact Juraila at 0197216684 at MCC to register for priority vaccination.
In order to ensure that eateries do not become potential clusters, the SOP (standard operating procedure) to maintain MySejahtera scanning, temperature taking, social distancing, face masks and at 50 per cent capacity at all time has to be strictly observed, he added.
He forewarned that any failure to comply with the SOP will incur the penalty of RM 1,500 and repeated failure to comply may incur 14 days’ closure, to be followed by revocation of licence.
“And if the non-compliance of SOP leading to creation of a cluster, then the place has to be closed for 14 days, deep cleaning will have to be done, and all the costs for swab tests of all the workers and deep cleaning will have to be borne by the operator.
“In other words, non-compliance of SOP will incur heavy penalties to the offenders, especially if it resulted in creating a cluster,” said Yii.
He said while MCC welcomes the opening up of more business sectors to revive Miri’s economy, Mirians have to be mindful that this has to be done in an orderly manner so as not to jeopardise the efforts to stop the spread of Covid-19.
“We still have to put up with the various restrictions and controls. In other words, we still have to continue to make sacrifices to ensure no new spikes are happening. I am sure we can do it together,” said Yii. — DayakDaily