Sandakan Central Market Set To Reopen


KOTA KINABALU: Traders at the Sandakan central market can resume business, provided they attended briefings on the standard operating procedures (SOPs) conducted by the district health office this morning.

Health and People’s Well-being Minister Datuk Frankie Poon said health officials had carried out sanitising and disinfection exercises following the detection of a Covid-19 case there.

He said the briefings were for fish and vegetable as well as meat traders.

“Whoever attended the briefings today can start preparing for their business again by this evening,” he told reporters at the State Health Department here, Thursday.

The market shutdown was supposed to be enforced for one week to allow for sanitising and disinfection work but it has been allowed to reopen earlier.

A total of 502 traders here had undergone Covid-19 screening from June 22-30 with one testing positive, 346 negative and the remaining 155 are still awaiting the test results.