Malaysia calls on small businesses to prepare operating under stricter SOPs

These include making sure that premises are equipped with a safe entry QR code, thermometers and hand sanitisers
By: | May 27, 2021

Malaysia’s Ministry of Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives (MEDAC) has called on SMEs and micro businesses to prepare operating under stricter standard operating procedures (SOPs) should the number of COVID-19 cases continue to rise. 

Business owners should have already made the necessary preparations to ensure that their operations comply with the SOPs, which includes making sure that premises are equipped with a safe entry QR code, thermometers and hand sanitisers, said MEDAC Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar, according to Bernama. 

The minister also hopes that SMEs and micro businesses have digitised their business to target online shoppers, and also cushion the impact of the Movement Control Order. 

READ: Malaysia announces RM$200m to fight COVID-19

“We have been in this situation for almost two years and by now, business owners should have already taken all necessary measures to ensure that their operations are able to operate in the post-COVID-19 environment,” he said in a statement. 

On Tuesday, Malaysia registered a record 7,289 COVID-19 cases, following a trend of logging over 6,000 new cases per day for seven consecutive days.