Seven ‘tamu’ in Miri allowed to operate daily during MCO

Lee (holding handphone) briefs the media on social distancing measures that would be imposed at the 'tamu' to curb the spread of Covid-19. Seen at left is Yii.

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By Brad Rantayy

MIRI, March 29: Miri City Council (MCC) has allowed seven ‘tamu’ here to operate daily during the movement control order (MCO) period, but has imposed tight new standard operating procedures (SOP), including restricted operating hours to contain the spread of Covid-19.

“These tamu have been allowed to operate daily from 7am to 2pm, enabling customers to shop for vegetables and food items,” said Minister of Transport Datuk Lee Kim Shin.

The seven ‘tamu’ are Tamu Muhibbah, Tamu Khas, Tamu Kadayan, Tamu Dato Hj Ahmad Lai in Luak, Tamu Morsjaya, Tamu Taman Tunku and Tamu Pujut Corner.

Lee disclosed this today after inspecting Tamu Muhibbah at Jalan Padang here.

He was accompanied by Miri Mayor Adam Yii and Miri police chief ACP Lim Meng Seah.

For Tamu Muhibbah, the biggest amongst the seven ‘tamu’, some new and tight restrictions would be in place, Lee added.

“This ‘tamu’ is the focal point for both rural and urban people, and these restrictions would include imposing social distancing measures to ensure customers maintain a minimum of one metre distance apart from one another,” Lee explained.

He added, during the MCO period, for Tamu Muhhibah, access would also be tightened.

“Customers would be only allowed to enter and exit the ‘tamu’ via the main entrance, manned by the police and MCC enforcement officers,” he said.

These officers wiill also carry out temparature checks on every customer entering the ‘tamu’. — DayakDaily