Compliance required on eating out in Terengganu

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  • Monday, 01 Jun 2020

KUALA TERENGGANU: Dining in at restaurants and eateries in Terengganu is now allowed with immediate effect.

State Local Government, Housing, Health and Environment Committee chairman Dr Alias Razak said food premises were allowed to open from 7am to 10pm.

“However, the operators are required to comply with the standard operating procedure (SOP) set by the Health Ministry such as physical distancing, recording the names and phone numbers of their patrons and to have their premises disinfected.

“The premises will be monitored by the local authorities in the respective areas and action will be taken against operators who do not adhere to the stipulated regulations, ” he told reporters yesterday.

He said the state government was also considering allowing night markets to be opened soon as a pilot project to gauge the traders’ compliance to the stipulated SOP.

“We plan to have it at an open area at the Gong Badak stadium to avoid congestion, and also the farmers’ market at Hiliran, but we will discuss with the traders concerned on the SOP, ” he said.

“If compliance to the SOP at the two places is satisfactory, then we may allow night markets and markets in other districts to also open.”

In George Town, the Penang government said it would not compromise with any business premises that refuses to comply with the SOP during the conditional movement control order (MCO) period.

Penang Local Government, Housing Development and Town and Country Planning Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo said business premises in the state that did not adhere to prescribed procedures would be ordered to shut down.

Penang Island City Council has closed two premises, namely a nasi kandar outlet in Jalan Burma and a mini market in Jalan Gurdwara for violating numerous SOP.

The state Health Department has also closed down one eatery at a food court in Lebuh Sungai Pinang. — Bernama

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