Market safe to visit after sanitisation

A fireman in Hazmat suit disinfecting the Tanjung Bungah market. — Photo from Zairil’s Facebook page

THE public do not have to stay away from the Tanjung Bungah market in Penang as a sanitisation exercise to disinfect the market has been carried out after a hawker tested positive for Covid-19.

Taman Seri Setia Village Community Management Council (MPKK) Koay Seng Lye said the public market is still open as usual with strict implementation of standard operating procedures (SOP) by traders in the market area.

“The market is open as usual, but the state Health Department has advised the traders to follow the SOP strictly.

“As long as the SOP is followed, the public should not worry when they visit the market, ” he said.

Tanjung Bungah assemblyman Zairil Khir Johari said following the positive case, a sanitisation exercise to disinfect the market was done with the help from the state Fire and Rescue Department.

“A disinfection has been done. The market is safe to visit but please follow SOP strictly, ” he said.

Zairil added that as per the advice given by the Health Ministry, there was no need for the market to be closed as disinfection had been conducted thoroughly.

It is learned that the sanitisation exercise was done between 4pm and 7pm on Wednesday and traders at the market had also been reminded to sanitise their own item or utensils before resuming their operation.

Zairil urged the community in the area to always practise physical distancing, wear face masks and wash their hands as often as possible to prevent from being infected with the virus.

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