ALL traders and workers in Sibu may soon have to be vaccinated against Covid-19 to ensure public safety.
According to Sibu Municipal Council chairman, Clarence Ting Ing Horh, everyone who gets vaccinated will be given a certificate, while those who do not will have their premises closed till they get their vaccine.
Such action was deemed important as the food and beverage sector was a public service sector also.
“It is the job of all traders to ensure the safety of their customers and to help restore public trust in security,” he said as reported by New Sarawak Tribune.
According to Ting, the council will most likely implement the mandatory vaccine requirement after completion of the National Immunisation Programme Phase Three for the public.
“Since the vaccines are provided free by the government, there is no reason for the people not to participate in the vaccination campaign,” he said.
“We want everyone to be protected. SMC wants the food to be clean and the environment to be safe.”
Ting also said that Sibu had over 700 coffee shops and many restaurants.
He added that SMC would intensify efforts to register all traders in its administrative area for the Covid-19 vaccination.