CMCO: Not many businesses reopen in Peninsular Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR: Although the implementation of the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) which commenced yesterday has allowed almost all economic sectors and business activities to resume operations, many businesses have yet to reopen.
This may be due to the fact that these businesses have to make preparations in compliance with the stringent standard operating procedure (SOP) set by the Ministry of Health to curb the spread of the Covid-19 outbreak.
From random checks carried out at some of the capital’s popular shopping malls, most of them were still lacking of that “lively” atmosphere with many shops still remain shut, and for places such as the Pavillion and Fahrenheit88, only a few shops were opened.
Apparel store employee Hasreen Ahmad, 36, said she did not expect many customers yesterday but instead came to the shop to make preparations for the SOP.
“Today’s plan is to place markers on the floor to ensure customers stand within a meter from each other apart from cleaning the store and goods,” Hasreen told Bernama.
Jakel’s general manager of retail, Shafarhan Kahar, said they were always prepared to make sure the sales were conducted in accordance with the SOP.
“Before opening our shop we will do sanitation first. Only 250 customers will be allowed in this building at any one time,” Shafarhan said. -Bernama