SHAH ALAM, April 20 — The Selangor government has yesterday begun streamlining the enforcement of the standard operating procedures (SOPs) at the Ramadan bazaars across the state in stages.
Its Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari said some of the newly implemented SOPs include using a one-way route to prevent crowdedness at the bazaars.
“A numbered pass system for the visitors will also be implemented and a time limit will be set for each visitor.
“The measure was taken after we have observed several bazaars in the state during the first five days of its operations and have found that some had failed to control the distance of the visitors.
“Some of them were also found to have failed to scan the SELangkah or MySejahtera QR code or provide the needed information when visiting the Ramadan bazaars,” said Amirudin in a video posted on his Facebook yesterday, adding that children below the age of 12 years old were also brought to the premise.
He said beginning April 19 (yesterday), all the Ramadan bazaars will be briefed on the tightened SOPs that has to be complied with by the bazaar operators.
“If there is any violation of the SOPs, then we will take the necessary action such as issuing compounds or shut down the Ramadan and Raya bazaars,” he said.
On April 14, the Health Ministry had authorised mayors, presidents of local councils and Grade 19 enforcement officers to issue compounds for offences under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988, including any SOP violations at Ramadan bazaars.