Minister: Covid-19 SOP for coffeeshops to be enhanced

Lee (seated 3rd from left) with Abdul Aziz (on Lee's right) with the Committee Members of Miri Coffeeshops association after the dialogue session.

MIRI, 20 Nov: Covid-19 Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and guidelines for coffee shops will be further strengthened following an increase in Covid-19 cases.

This was revealed by Minister for Transport Sarawak Datuk Lee Kim Shin on Thursday after chairing a dialogue session with committee members of Miri Coffee Shops Association.

Lee who is also Minister-in-charge of the Miri Disaster Management Committee stressed out that it is crucial for the SOPs and guidelines for Covid-19 to be further strengthened after Miri turned to the yellow zone.

“Enforcement of the SOP will be tightened, agencies such as the police, Health officers from Miri hospital and Miri City Council (MCC) will carry out an inspection on coffeeshops to ensure public compliance,” said Lee.

Therefore, he called on everybody’s cooperation to make Miri city into a green zone again.

“We would do whatever it takes to make Miri a green zone again,” Lee opined.

During the dialogue session, he also reminded coffeeshop operators in this division to put up ‘no smoking’ signs at their premises.

Also present at the session were Miri Acting Resident Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusuf and Miri Police chief ACP Lim Meng Seah.

“Also remind your customers on the ‘no smoking’ sign that was posted inside the premise politely so that that understand,” he said.

Those found puffing inside premises with ‘no-smoking’ signs could face a fine of RM250.

For the first offender, the amount can be reduced to RM150, but there was no reduction for the second offence. – Dayakdaily