Compliance task force to monitor malls conducting cheap sales, promotions


PUTRAJAYA: The Compliance Operation Task Force on standard operating procedures (SOP) during the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) will be deployed more often at shopping malls and supermarkets conducting certain cheap sales or  promotions, says Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

He said this was to ensure there were no violations of the SOP which could lead to Covid-19 infection  occurring during the sale process.

He said customers also needed to be disciplined and comply with the SOP for their own health and safety.

“When we allow business premises to operate, we allowed with certain conditions. In the SOP, social distancing and the number of customers allowed inside at any one time have been determined.

“Any violation of the SOP will result in us ordering them (traders) to close shop,” he said at the daily press conference on the CMCO here yesterday.

Meanwhile Ismail Sabri said the task force conducted 70,237 checks nationwide Tuesday to monitor and enforce compliance of the SOP, adding that the rate of compliance for the CMCO nationwide was 95 per cent.

“Pahang, Melaka and Penang recorded the highest rate of compliance at 98 per cent, while the lowest rate of compliance by a state was 86 per cent,” he said. — Bernama