By Ling Hui
KUCHING, Aug 2: Stutong Community Market resumes its business today after 14 days of closure following positive Covid-19 cases reported among the market operators.
Kuching South City Council (MBKS) Mayor Datuk Wee Hong Seng announced the reopening of the market during his visit there while distributing face masks and posters on Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to all the traders.
“We (MBKS) received a letter from JKN (Sarawak State Health Department) on July 31 that Stutong (market) is allowed to open on August 1.
“However, due to some necessary disinfection and cleaning (activities to be performed), the market only opens today,” said Wee.
He also noted the fairly low percentage rate of operators at Stutong market, which was about 25 to 30 per cent of the original number of traders before the close down.
Albeit, he believed that the stall operators only required one or two days’ time to respond to the short notice from JKN and MBKS.
Hence, Wee hoped his routine checks including his trip today could give assurance to the operators and the people of Kuching about their safety in visiting the Stutong market again.
“We are here to build back confidence and to bring back customers,” he said. —DayakDaily