MPKS steps up efforts to curb Covid-19 transmission at Bandar Riyal wet market

Minos (seated second from right) having a photo session after meeting the traders representatives to brief them on the SOPs today. (August 3, 2020)

By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, August 3: The Kota Samarahan Municipal Council (MPKS) is stepping up its efforts to prevent the Covid-19 transmission at the Bandar Riyal wet market.

Its chairman Datuk Peter Minos said a committee representing traders at the Riyal wet market was called for a meeting by the council today to discuss preventive measures and the practice and compliance of the standard operating procedures (SOP) during the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) period.

“MPKS is on a deliberate offensive effort to  ensure that the Bandar Riyal wet market is free from Covid-19.

“Today, a committee representing the traders at the Riyal wet market was called in by MPKS. We urge the traders to strictly abide by the rules and SOPs during RMCO.

“Each and every trader must wear face masks and do physical distancing while trading inside the market,” he said in a statement.

Besides, Minos disclosed that traders at the market must strictly follow the rules set by the council.

Those include wearing face masks, practice physical distancing and guidelines on movement from one point to another.

Minos added that while MPKS increased its enforcement staff at the market, especially at the common entrance and exit points, he urged the committee representing the traders to assist in ensuring that everyone practices the rules set by the council.

Minos also said a permit from the council is required if anyone wants to load or upload their agriculture products at a few designated places approved by the council.

He stressed that the cleaning contractor has been tasked to ensure the toilets, floors and drains at the market remain clean and tidy at all times.

Thus, Minos reminded the traders’ representatives at the Bandar Riyal wet market to practice and observe the SOPs at all times to ensure that the market is free from Covid-19.—DayakDaily