Councillor: Follow SOP to end pandemic


(From third left) Ipoh City councillors Albert Ho and Khoo as well as Ricky Soong from Perak CRSM during the sanitisation exercise at Ipoh Central Market. — RONNIE CHIN/The Star

EVERYONE must continue to follow the Covid-19 standard operating procedure to minimise the spread of the virus.

Ipoh City councillor Tony Khoo said everyone needed play their part so that life could return to normal.

“I have spoken to a lot of business owners and many are not ready to fully resume operations.

“They do not want to take the risk even if they have been fully vaccinated, because they worry that they can still get infected.

“We can only advise everyone to follow the SOP strictly.

“This includes sanitising our hands regularly, observing physical distancing and wearing double face masks.

“If we can all continue to do this, hopefully we will be free of this pandemic by next year,” he said.

Khoo, who is also Ipoh Timur MCA chief, said this after a sanitisation exercise by Perak MCA Crisis Relief Squad (CRSM) at Ipoh Central Market.

He said several people at the market had tested positive for Covid-19.

“Ipoh City Council had closed the market for one day so it could be cleaned and sanitised.

“Now it has been sanitised. We hope people will have the confidence to return here,” he said.

Khoo also donated RM1,300 worth of personal protective equipment and sanitisation items to CRSM for their disinfection works.

“One set of PPE costs between RM20 and RM30 and it can only be worn once.

“I hope my donation can help them to continue providing this service.”

Khoo said the CRSM sanitisation team was made up of volunteers and would conduct such works upon request.

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