Enhanced SOP for F&B sector to be enforced in Kuching from Nov 8

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KUCHING, Nov 6: An enhanced standard operating procedure (SOP) for the food and beverage sector will be strictly enforced in Kuching, which is now categorised as Covid-19 red zone, from Nov 8 onwards.

State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), in a statement today, informed that the enhanced SOP has been issued by the Ministry of Local Government and Housing in light of the 50 per cent dine-in capacity at all eateries measures that came into effect today (Nov 6).

All food and beverage outlet operators in the red zone area must comply with the enhanced SOP.

Meanwhile, SDMC emphasised that it is ready to face the possibilities of flooding forecasted early next year due to the monsoon season.

The Disaster Management Guideline during Covid-19 pandemic had been tabled to all divisional and district disaster management committees.

The guideline, SDMC pointed out, will be used during victims evacuation operations to temporary shelters and temporary centres for evacuation operations in new normal.

In addition, police issued 34 compounds notices in Sarawak for violations related to Covid-19 SOP in the last 24 hours.

SDMC reported that 28 compounds were issued in Kuching, followed by three in Miri and one each in Betong and Samarahan respectively.

The Local Government and Housing Ministry also issued 89 oral, written and seizure notices under Kuching North City Commission (DBKU) (32), Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) (25), Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) (10), MD Marudi (9), MD Serian (5), Bintulu Development Authority (BDA) (3), MB Miri (3), MPKS (1) and MDMJ (1).

Compliance checks were also carried out on 1,626 premises throughout Sarawak involving 205 supermarkets, restaurants (285), factories (8), banks (131), government offices (63), hawkers (33), markets (77), houses of worship (92), recreational areas (51), construction sites (19) and others (662). —DayakDaily