ONLY 32 pasar malam (night markets) in Klang will be re-opening on Monday (Feb 8) under strict standard operating procedure (SOP), says MPK Licensing and Hawkers Department director Azhar Samsudin.
There are 58 night markets throughout the township under the Klang Municipal Council (MPK).
Azhar said under the first phase, 32 night markets will be allowed to open for business at different areas from 4pm to 10pm with strict SOP.
“Other night markets will be allowed to operate in the second phase to be decided at a later date. MPK decided to allow the night markets to open under strict conditions where night market stalls will have a QR code and customers must follow the 3S SOP – Sanitise, Screen (body temperature), and Scan (QR codes), ” he said.
Azhar added that each stall must be at least one metre apart, people must use face mask at all times, different entry and exit for the row of stalls and QR codes must be scan.
“Our council officers in plainclothes will monitor the night markets. Customers and traders who fail to be in compliance with the SOP especially scanning their information using the QR code or not using a mask risk being issued with a RM1,000 fine, ” he said.
Azhar said based on the World Health Organisation’s public health approach, a trace, test and isolate method was effective in tackling the Covid-19 pandemic.
“It is important to use the MySejahtera app each time a person visits a stall.
“With the QR code, those who are exposed to Covid-19 can be easily traced and quickly isolated, thus helping to break the transmission chain.
“Our council’s Health Department had made it compulsory for each trader to have a temperature scanner and hand sanitiser. It is to keep traders and customers safe, ” he added.