SHAH ALAM, June 2 — A hypermarket in Section 13 here is the first business premises in Selangor that has been ordered to close for eight days after it was found to be non-compliant with the standard operating procedure (SOP) during the conditional movement control order (CMCO) to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
Selangor Health Department (JKNS) director Datuk Dr Sha’ari Ngadiman said the order for the closure, from yesterday until June 8, was issued by the department as the result of its monitoring.
“The eight days given to the owner of the hypermarket is seen as reasonable for them to ensure the hypermarket’s operations adhere to the SOP set by the government.
“In the face of the COVID-19 outbreak, they should be more sensitive and concerned about their customers’ safety and wellbeing,” he told Bernama today.
Dr Sha’ari added that this closure should serve as a lesson to other business operators to be aware of the current development of the pandemic in the effort to break the chain of COVID-19 infection in the state.