KUANTAN: The Kuantan Municipal Council (MPK) will limit entry to the popular Teluk Cempedak beach due to concerns of overcrowding during the Covid-19 recovery movement control order (MCO).
MPK public relations officer Norkamawati Kamal said the council would cooperate with the police in restricting the number of visitors to 1,000 people at any one time starting Aug 7.
“The visitor control will be monitored through queue number cards given at the entrance post and returned at the exit post.
“The control, however, will not affect the drive-through service at McDonald’s and KFC, ” she said in a statement.
Norkamawati said the enforcement operation would be headed by the police, MPK and Rela focusing on ensuring visitors adhere to the standard operating procedures (SOP) including physical distancing.
It was learnt that the beach had a capacity for some 3,500 visitors.
Norkamawati said the restriction was only for Teluk Cempedak for now due to the influx of visitors.
It was reported that authorities are worried over an alarming number of visitors to the beach recently.
Kuantan district police chief Asst Comm Mohamad Noor Yusof Ali earlier suggested restricting the entry of visitors to the popular beach considering the huge crowd on weekends.
He said although the visitors wore face masks, the presence of too many people made it difficult to practise physical distancing.
ACP Mohamad Noor said police have to force visitors to turn back and come again on another day for safety reasons if the beach was too crowded.
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