STATE Local Government, Housing, Town and Country Planning Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo was all smiles on a Monday morning while updating the standard operating procedure (SOP) compliance level at Ramadan bazaars located on the island and mainland.
He said the successful SOP compliance was made possible due to the discipline portrayed by fellow Penangites.
“As of April 24, the Penang Island City Council (MBPP) recorded 99.92 percent of SOP compliance at all 26 bazaars while the Seberang Perai City Council (MBSP) achieved 99.90 percent at 34 bazaars.
“This is a true reflection of the social and health awareness that the people have shown. The numbers indicate that Penangites understand the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic is far from over.
“With these numbers being maintained throughout the Ramadan period and even after that, especially in other public areas apart from just the bazaars, Penang will definitely maintain its image as an inspiring state in Malaysia that prioritises health and safety of the people.
“We hope the people will continue to be mindful of their surroundings and never let their guard down in this fight against the global medical crisis that is still very much active in our community,” Jagdeep said after inspecting the Taman Free School public market in George Town today.
Separately, he said as of April 24, a total of 1,384 frontliners from both MBPP (993) and MBSP (391) have received their Covid-19 jabs.
Story by Kevin Vimal
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