Remain vigilant, continue practicing SOP, says Miri mayor

Yii inspecting the counters at Service Sarawak today and expressing his satisfaction with the SOP.

By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, June 3: Miri Mayor Adam Yii reminds Mirians not to take things for granted, despite the possible relaxation of the conditional movement control order (CMCO) after June 9.

“After June 9, we do not know whether CMCO will be extended but I believe under the circumstances, it will be extended but with more relaxed conditions.

“In Miri, we are also opening up some of the businesses, and in fact traffic flow for the last few days has increased. We are going back to normal but the public is reminded to continue complying with standard operating procedures (SOP), we do not want to have a second wave of Covid-19,” he stated.

Speaking to a group of media during his visit to Miri Rural Transformation Centre (RTC) on Wednesday afternoon, Yii also disclosed that the Saberkas Weekend Market would be allowed to resume by this weekend, subject to strict conditions and strict standard operating procedure (SOP).

He added that the decision was made after lengthy discussions with the Saberkas traders on the issue.

During Ramadhan month, some of the Saberkas weekend market traders had resumed their operation, but were later on instructed to close down by the council due to lack of SOP.

“The Miri City Council(MCC) will make the arrangement before they (traders) are allowed to re-open the Saberkas Weekend Market,” he stated when met before carrying out inspection of Service Sarawak at Miri Rural Transformation Centre (RTC) on Wednesday.

Service Sarawak counters have resumed operation since May 15 under strict SOP.

Service Sarawak is the state-wide payment collection services for electricity, water and assesessment bills.

“We want to see life get back to normal but under strict SOP, ” said Yii.

He expressed sympathy to hawkers and traders for not being able to do business for the last three months due to the movement control order (CMO) which was subsequently extended to conditional movement control order (CMCO) following Covid-19 outbreak.

On the council’s city hall project which had been halted during the MCO and CMCO, Yii disclosed that the construction had been resumed two weeks ago, but with strict SOP.

“Only half of the workers are allowed to come to the construction site,” he explained.—DayakDaily