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By Adrian Lim
KUCHING, March 20: Kuching South City Council (MBKS) is looking into the proposal for the Ramadan Bazaar to be organised in its jurisdiction next month.
MBKS mayor Dato Wee Hong Seng said the local council is still evaluating the feasibility of organising the Ramadan Bazaar in view of the Covid-19 situation in Kuching, which is a red zone of coronavirus, adding that a decision will be made by the end of this month or early April.
“Yesterday, we (Sarawak) registered the highest daily infection of Covid-19.
“Under the present circumstances, it will not be feasible to organise it (Ramadan Bazaar) now.
“Nonetheless, it is a festive event and we will continue to observe the trend of the Covid-19 infection,” he said during a live streaming on his Facebook entitled “Shall Wee Talk” today.
Wee stressed that the council will prioritise public health over the hosting of the Ramadan Bazaar.
He outlined that the standard operating procedures (SOPs) of Covid-19 will be carefully planned to ensure strict adherence by the stall operators and the public if the Ramadan Bazaar is to be held.
On a question by the public on the organising of Kuching Festival this year, Wee was non-committal while disclosing that MBKS will instead focusing on the preparation of Padungan celebrating 100 years next year. — DayakDaily