Strive to maintain compliance rate, Penangites told



PENANGITES have been told not to let their guard down in the battle against the Covid-19 but instead, strive to maintain the highest conditional movement control order (CMCO) compliance rate.

State Local Government, Housing, Town and Country Planning Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo urged the people, specifically on the island, to maintain the highest compliance rate of 99.64%, which was recorded up to yesterday (May 23).

“We have conducted checks at 152,135 premises since the movement control order (MCO) started from March 18 and we are glad to note that everyone had complied with the regulations imposed.

Jagdeep speaking to reporters at City Hall.

“When the MCO started two months ago, the compliance rate stood at only 80 percent. In just two months, it had shot up to almost 100%.

“This is a huge improvement, thanks to our frontliners who are working tirelessly to ensure everyone complies to the regulations,” he said before distributing packs of Hari Raya Aidilfitri delicacies to the Penang Island City Council (MBPP) personnel in front of City Hall at the Esplanade today.

The delicacies were contributed by Jagdeep in appreciation of their hard work and services rendered to the public since the MCO started on March 18.

Jagdeep said they have been working non-stop for the sake of the society as some 600 personnel were on the ground on the first day of Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

Jagdeep hands over Hari Raya Aidilfitri delicacies to the MBPP personnel in front of City Hall in Esplanade.

“We salute and appreciate their contribution to us,” he added.

Jagdeep said, since the state government allowed patrons to dine-in at eateries beginning May 15, about 99% of premises have complied with the standard operating procedures (SOPs).

“MBPP has conducted checks at 2,740 premises and nearly all adhered to SOPs imposed by local authorities,” he added.

MBPP mayor Datuk Yew Tung Seang also concurred with Jagdeep, praising the council personnel for their sacrifices to the people.

Also present was MBPP secretary Datuk Addnan Mohd Razali.

Story by Edmund Lee
Pix by Law Suun Ting