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Covid-19: More than 90pc SOP compliance at hair salons, says minister

Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi said compliance with the SOP at barbershops and hairdressing salons has reached more than 90 per cent since they resumed operations on June 10. — Picture by Hari Anggara
Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi said compliance with the SOP at barbershops and hairdressing salons has reached more than 90 per cent since they resumed operations on June 10. — Picture by Hari Anggara

BUKIT MERTAJAM, June 21 — Compliance with the standard operating procedure (SOP) at barbershops and hairdressing salons has reached more than 90 per cent since they resumed operations on June 10, said Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi.

He said that 551 inspections had been conducted at these outlets and none was ordered to close their operations.

“The ministry’s enforcement officers will continue with their inspection and monitoring,” he told reporters after visiting the Prai branch of the Prifaria Distribution Haulage here today.

He said that so far 788 notices had been issued under Section 21 of the Price Control and Anti-Profiteering Act 2011, along with 12 warning notices.

Nanta said enforcement officers would be on the ground to ensure that all barbershop and hairdressing salon operators adhere to the SOP issued by the government as this sector was vulnerable to Covid-19 because their operations involve physical contact. — Bernama

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