Police limit visitors to Teluk Cempedak


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  • Saturday, 08 Aug 2020

Day in the sun: In this file photo, visitors to Teluk Cempedak are seen spending time with their families on the beach. Last Saturday, 2,000 people had flocked to the beach, causing a congestion. — Bernama

KUANTAN: The number of visitors to Teluk Cempedak is limited to 1,000 people at any one time on weekends to ensure compliance with the standard operating procedure (SOP) on physical distancing.

Kuantan district police chief Asst Comm Mohamad Noor Yusof Ali said the new SOP would take effect from 10am to 10pm on Friday to Sunday.

Each visitor is required to take a visitor’s card at any of the three entry points to the popular beach, he added.

“There is no time limit for visitors, but if the number of visitors exceeds the limit, then we will turn vehicles away with the exception of those who want to use the drive-through service at the fast-food restaurants there.

“Workers, hawkers and shop owners in Teluk Cempedak will be required to show their employee cards or confirmation letters from their employers at the entrance,” he said in a statement yesterday.

ACP Mohamad Noor said the three entry points are at the Kuantan Municipal Council (MPK) parking area, the private parking area and between the two fast-food restaurants.

He said that visitors were also required to check-in using the MySejahtera application or manual registration as well as adhere to the SOP, which includes having their body temperature checked, wearing face masks and maintaining physical distancing at the beach.

To ensure the smooth implementation of the SOP, ACP Mohamad Noor said the police, MPK, Rela, and the Malaysian Civil Defence Force personnel would be stationed at the entry points and around Teluk Cempedak.

He said the move to limit the number of visitors at the beach was deemed necessary after police inspection found up to 2,000 people had flocked to the beach last Saturday, causing a congestion.

— Bernama

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