MBKS to start grading air ventilation quality in indoor eateries, restaurants after CNY

Wee showing the air quality meters which are going to be used by MBKS to grade air ventilation.

By Ling Hui

KUCHING, Jan 22: Kuching South City Council (MBKS) will grade the air ventilation quality in indoor restaurants, cafes, and eateries under its jurisdiction after the Chinese New Year (CNY) celebration.

MBKS mayor Dato Wee Hong Seng said the council would begin by purchasing indoor air quality meters and training MBKS health inspectors with Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas).

“MBKS will soon buy this equipment (air quality meters) to test the carbon dioxide index in premises, to see how good the indoor ventilation is.

“This safety measure is in line with the Covid-19 standard operating procedure (SOP),” he said during his Facebook live session today.

Wee also said premises that have ideal ventilation conditions and pass the inspection would be given an additional ‘plus’ in their grading.

Otherwise, they will not be issued the sign to indicate that their air ventilation is not up to par with standards set by MBKS.

“We will start operations after CNY and target to have full implementation before June,” he added. — DayakDaily