Tighter SOP at Jinjang Utara morning market

Visitors buying groceries at the Jinjang Utara morning market. — KAMARUL ARIFFIN/The Star

THERE will be stricter standard operating procedures at the Jinjang Utara morning market in Kuala Lumpur to ensure the safety of traders and visitors.

This is following the market’s three-day closure from Jan 25 to 27 after two fishmongers tested positive for Covid-19.

Kepong Hawkers and Petty Traders Association vice-chairman Deric Teh said the market was now limited to 100 visitors at a time to avoid overcrowding.

“Visitors will need to wear a tag before entering the market so the Rela volunteers can better manage the crowd.

“We also disinfect the market twice a week to provide a safe environment for both traders and visitors, ” he said at the market during the first day of its reopening.

He said the association encouraged the traders and workers to undergo a swab test as a negative result for Covid-19 test was required before they could reopen their stalls.About 80 stalls were operational on the first day of reopening and there were 167 negative test results from traders and their workers.

“We will step up disinfection exercises at three other Kepong morning markets, in Jinjang Selatan, Kepong Baru and FRI Kepong which is a sheltered market along Jalan Silang.

“The association thanks Kepong MP Lim Lip Eng and the Kampung Baru Jinjang Federal Village Development and Security Committee (JPKKP) members for their contribution in the sanitisation exercises, ” said Teh.

He was accompanying Lim and Sentul district police headquarters Asst Supt (ASP) Eddy Lai during a walkabout at the market to check on the SOP put in place.

Lai advised traders and visitors to adhere to the SOP at all times.

“This includes physical distancing among visitors and stall operators, ” he said.

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