Given the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) implemented last week, locals are now more free to move around as long as they follow the prescribed Standard Operation Procedures (SOP).
Unfortunately, there are still some who have failed to comply with the procedures set by the government. Case in point: a long line of people was spotted at Aeon Mall Tebrau City, Taman Desa Tebrau, Johor over the weekend.
The photo that went viral over the past couple of days shows a large crowd of shoppers lining up while waiting for their turn to enter the mart. Not only that, they were seen standing closely without even practising social distancing, much to everyone’s disappointment.
The atmosphere was met with massive backlash from netizens. In this case, a lot of them slammed their selfish attitude by gathering in public, despite the Covid-19 outbreak. A lot of them took to Facebook to express their worry that a new cluster might appear eventually.
The mall’s management team was also criticised for not guiding the crowd in practising social distancing. Furthermore, a visitor even claimed that there were no line indicators on the floor. Therefore, it was difficult for others to know where they were supposed to stand.
Following that, the mall’s operations manager Nabiha Taib assured everyone that they will improve on monitoring visitors in the premises. Security guards, assisted by the on-ground premises operations department staff has also been instructed to tighten their surveillance at the entrance. They will also make sure that visitors are following the SOP.
AEON Mall Tebrau City pic.twitter.com/VVSSgwu97j
— V I S I T J O H O R (@visitjohor_) May 11, 2020
Hopefully such incident can be avoided next time.
Source: BH Online.