By ILONA ANDREW
KOTA KINABALU: In an effort to curb the spread of Covid-19, only 30 people at one time will be allowed at the Foh Sang morning market from today.
Luyang Assemblyman Phoong Jin Zhe said, there is only one entrance to the market and two exits, so those waiting for their turn must maintain a safe social distance from each other.
Some staffers will also be deployed to the market area to check for body temperature and only those with face masks are allowed to be there.
“People should also not stay in the market for too long; they must leave after purchasing their groceries,” he said in a Facebook post here, today.
For the public’s safety, Phoong said that there will be crowd control measures to prevent people from overcrowding the market area.
“After seeing how the Foh Sang morning market was overcrowded yesterday morning, I immediately discussed with my team and worked closely with the Mayor of Kota Kinabalu Datuk Nordin Siman.
“Under the leadership of my good comrade, Luyang Community Development Leader Sdr Chin Thau Kwong, in less than 24 hours, we successfully established a more secured system this morning, allowing everyone to shop safely,” his Facebook post read.
He also expressed his gratitude to the People’s Volunteer Corps (RELA) team for their assistance in making sure the situation was under control.
“I hope everyone is still obedient (towards the movement control order). If it is not really necessary, do not go out. Do not go shopping for food, do not take anything for granted,” he said, while urging everyone to just stay at home during the 14-day order which began March 18.