Tuesday, 07 Apr 2020
NORTHERN
25/03/2020 07:04 PM

LANGKAWI, March 25 -- The number of visitors buying essential goods at the public markets in Kuah, Kelibang and Padang Matsirat here will be limited to only 10 to 15 people at a time throughout the Movement Control Order (MCO) period.

Langkawi district police chief Supt Mohd Iqbal Ibrahim said those who wanted to enter the public markets must comply with the one-meter social distancing and have their body temperature checked beforehand.

He said police together with the Langkawi Municipal Council (MPLBP), Langkawi Civil Defence Force (APM), Information Department and Health Ministry will monitor the situation continuously to ensure that customers complied with the instruction.

“Only 10 to 15 customers are allowed to be present and to buy their essentials at one time. MPLBP has set up barriers to ensure movements only through the designated route,” he told reporters at Kuah public market in Kelibang here, today.

He said the enforcement agencies will monitor the implementation of the measure and if necessary, improvements would be made including implementing such measures at other locations.

Meanwhile, on the compliance of MCO which enters its eighth day today, Mohd Iqbal said the level of compliance in Langkawi was high while those who need to go to the market or supermarket went alone.

“The police, assisted by members of the Royal Malaysian Navy's Region 3 headquarters will continue to monitor public compliance through roadblocks and patrols,” he said.

-- BERNAMA

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