MCC opens three locations for Ramadan Bazaars

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KUCHING, April 6: In connection with the coming of Ramadan, Miri City Council (MCC) has identified three locations for Ramadan Bazaars to be held this year.

The three locations are Bandar Baru Permyjaya at the parking area near Bank Rakyat Office, MYY Mall at Lutong and Taman Tunku Commercial Centre.

“All the Ramadan stalls will only be allowed to trade starting from April 12 to May 12, 2021 and subject to the terms and conditions as well as the SOP (standard operating procedure) as had laid down by the authorities concerned.

“Note the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) has on March 25, 2021 permitted the setting up of Ramadan Bazaars throughout the State subject to conditions and SOP imposed,” said MCC in a press statement today.

In view of Miri City being still under Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) for Covid-19 , the Ramadan Bazaar would be carried out on a restricted scale with a limited number of traders, stalls and members of the public patronising at the Bazaar at one time.

The Ramadan Bazaar would be managed and supervised by MCC together with its co-organiser namely, Persatuan Usahawan Anak Sarawak.

Before trading, those who are interested to trade should submit their applications to MCC and meeting the following conditions:

⚫ Applicants limited to a maximum of three persons including the operator for each stall,

⚫ Applicants should undergo RT-PCR test (with negative result for Covid- 19),
⚫ Receive typhoid injection,
⚫ Obtain Certificate of Attending Food Handler Course

For further information and details, interested persons can contact the co- organiser, Persatuan Usahawan Anak Sarawak through HP or Whatsapp of No. 6019 830 7356.

At the sites of Ramadan Bazaar, Miri City Council and its co-organiser would ensure the following arrangements are in place:
⚫ There will be entry and exit points for every Ramadan Bazaar,
⚫ Personnel from co-organiser will be stationed at the entry point to maintain MySejahtera check-in or manual registration, temperature screening, overseeing the wearing of face mask and regulate the number of customers entering the Bazaar,
⚫ To ensure social-distancing at least one-meter distancing has been observed. In this connection, customers should queue up in each stall,
⚫ Food should be prepared at home or at their work place. No cooking activity is allowed at Ramadan Bazaar,
⚫ To maintain certain distance between the stall and the customer. Customers are not allowed to touch any food on display. The operator/workers will hand over the food to the customers,
⚫ The Council shall suspend any traders from trading should they are found to contravene any of the Council’s terms and conditions and the SOP imposed,
⚫ To comply with any other SOP being laid down by SDMC, MDMC and the Council

The full details of the SOP can be downloaded from the Ministry of Local Government and Housing’s website at — DayakDaily