Ministries called upon to plan the opening up of various sectors


PETALING JAYA: Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyddin Yassin has been asked to bring to the table a plan for each ministry and minister to propose how various sectors of the economy can safely open up subject to certain standard operating procedures (SOPs) improved.

This plan must be put on the table by the end of this week and the economy must be allowed to open by July 5, subject to improved SOPs, the MP for Bangi said today, Dr Ong Kian Ming.

“It does not make sense, for example, that stores selling laptops and cellphones remain closed while workers are invited to work from home and children are invited to learn at home,” he said. he said in a statement.

“What happens when our electronic devices fail or we have to buy new devices to replace the old ones? “

At the same time, improved SOPs, including strict test procedures and protocols, must be implemented in factories and construction sites, as this is where new clusters take place, he said. he declares.

Ong asked the government to subsidize these testing measures, in particular for SMEs in the manufacturing sector that have been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic.

“The government must turn around again on the announced policy of only opening up the economy further when the number of cases drops below 4,000. Otherwise, many more businesses will collapse and die. And human misery and suffering will increase dramatically beyond what is already happening now, ”he added.

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