Ministry of Internal Trade will carry out random checks in premises to enforce new Covid-19 rules, says Nanta


PUTRAJAYA: Random checks on the status of employees and visitors in business premises will be carried out across the country to stop the spread of Covid-19, says the Ministry of Internal Trade and Consumer Affairs.

His minister, Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi (photo) said the measure was taken as all people were allowed to enter business premises regardless of their vaccination status from May 1, except those who are Covid-19 positive and under House Surveillance Order (HSO).

He said enforcement action under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases 1988 (Act 342) would be taken against visitors or workers who failed to comply with established regulations.

“Therefore, the ministry recommends that all parties can work together to ensure that the transition to the endemic phase is smooth to ensure the well-being of Malaysians,” he said in a statement on Saturday 30. april.

Meanwhile, Nanta said the relaxation of standard operating procedures (SOPs) would allow the retail and consumer sectors to “breathe” after being hit for two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic. .

Based on the latest statistics from the Malaysian Department of Statistics, the performance of the trade and distribution sector in February this year recorded RM48.8 billion in sales, a growth of 10.2% over the previous year. ‘last year.

“With the recent announcement, this performance is expected to increase with the cooperation of all parties, particularly through the responsibility of retail players and Malaysians to ensure that the retail ecosystem is safe from Covid infections. -19”, he added.- Bernama


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