Over 80% businesses in Dalat comply with SOP

DSP Saga (left) with his officers checking a shop on its compliance with the SOP.

Dalat, May 14: Eighty-five percent of businesses here have been found to be following the standard operating procedure (SOP) on the third day following the ease in restrictions for economic activities to resume during the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO).

Among the guidelines in the SOP were taking of body temperature and particulars of customers, the provision of hand sanitiser and ensuring social distancing.

According to Dalat district police chief DSP Saga Chunggat, the level of compliance had increased day by day.

“On May 12, which was the first day of business re-opening, the level of compliance to the SOP was 10 per cent. Then it increased to 40 per cent on the second day and 85 per cent today,” he told reporters.

DSP Saga and his officers had this morning went round the town checking on how shops applied the SOP.


The enforcement team for Dalat involved four policemen, two Rela members, two officers from district office and two Civil Defence Force personnel.

“Starting from the first day, we have been educating businesses on the SOP and guidelines. We gave advice to them. Some however were given warning,” he said.

He added that those who were not following the SOP today were those who had not drawn up lines for customers to practice social distancing of at least one metre between them.

“They have been told to comply. I hope that in the next few days, 100 per cent of shops here will have fully follow the SOP,” he said.— DayakDaily