Ipoh council to monitor Ramadan bazaars and amend SOPs if need arises, says mayor

IPOH: The Ipoh City council will make any necessary changes to the management of Ramadan bazaars if the need arises.

Ipoh mayor Datuk Rumaizi Baharin said as of now, all bazaars in the city will operate under established Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs).

“There are no issues so far on following SOP.

"Our officers will be placed at all the bazaars to monitor the situation," he told reporters after launching the Ipohpedia information database at a hotel here on Monday (April 12).

Perak local government committee chairman Datuk Nolee Ashilin Mohamed Radzi had reportedly said that Ramadan bazaars are allowed to operate under strict SOP.

To date, Perak has two Covid-19 red zones, namely Ipoh with over 100 cases and Lekir with 548 cases.

Nolee Ashilin, who was also present at the launch, said the state had yet to receive any instructions from the National Security Council on Ramadan bazaars and would monitor the situation for the moment.

On the launch of Ipohpedia, Nolee Ashilin said it was a website created by the city council that focuses on keeping a database and providing information about the city.

"In line with making Ipoh a smart city, the website will feature details about tourist spots, activities, services and documentation on Ipoh’s development and historical sites.

"The council is also working on an Ipohpedia One Stop Centre at the old post office which will be the first smart centre in the city providing records of its history and culture," she said.

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