DCM: Sarawak businesses have right to reject patrons who do not wear masks

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By Chew Lip Song

BUSINESS owners in Sarawak have the right to deny patrons who do not wear masks from entering their premises, Sarawak deputy chief minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said yesterday.

“The public is advised to wear masks when they are at public areas, shopping centres, markets, and restaurants. Owners of business premises have the right not to let customers who do not wear masks in,” Uggah told a Covid-19 media briefing.

With Sarawak having declared a second wave, there has been increasing call for the state government to ramp up efforts to curb the spread of the disease.

Last week, a restaurant staff in Satok was slapped by a would-be diner after he told the latter to wear a mask before entering its premises.

PM Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on Monday said the government is considering making it compulsory for everyone to wear a mask while in public.

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