SOP observance check at shopping malls, market


Checks being carried out to ensure strict observance of the SOP.

KOTA KINABALU: The Kota Kinabalu City Hall and the relevant enforcement agencies carried out operations to check the standard operating procedure (SOP) observance level at shopping malls and the main market here.

And the finding is that patrons are flooding the venues to make purchases in preparation for the upcoming Hari Raya celebration.

In a statement issued by the City Hall here, it was mentioned that the City Hall together with the enforcement team from the Health Ministry, Royal Malaysia Police, and RELA carried out the joint operation starting from May 8 to May 14 at shopping malls and from May 10 to May 12 at the Kota Kinabalu Market.

The aim of the operation is to ensure the managers of the shopping outlets, premises owners and business operators as well as patrons adhere to the SOP set to curb the spread of Covid-19 in Sabah.

Checks were conducted at Imago, Suria Sabah, Centre Point, Karamunsing Complex, KK Plaza, One Borneo and City Mall.

“Based on the observance made, it is found that people are flooding the shopping centres to buy their daily needs in preparation for the Hari Raya,” the statement read.

“The management and security are reminded to limit the entry of patrons or face a stricter enforcement action.”

Three of the shopping centres were earlier listed in the Hotspot Identification for Dynamic Engagement (HIDE).

They are Karamunsing Complex, Centre Point and Suria Sabah.

The statement said that RELA personnel are being stationed at the entrances during the operating hours of the centres while enforcement agencies carried out periodic checks.