Temporary closure of restaurant visited by woman with ‘pink wristband’

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pink wristband Hanaz Cafe The viral picture of a woman wearing a pink tag who violated the home quarantine order. The woman was later tested positive of Covid-19.
The viral picture of a woman wearing a pink tag who violated the home quarantine order. The woman was later tested positive of Covid-19.

IPOH – Hanaz Cafe in Bandar Meru Jaya, Ipoh has decided to close its doors for several days after it came under spotlight for being visited by a woman who was supposed to be on home quarantine.

The restaurant was affected after a woman wearing the pink quarantine wristband was pictured dining in its premise.

The woman who was tested negative of Covid-19 during the first screening was later tested positive of the disease in her second screening on the 13th day of her home quarantine. The restaurant was also slammed for failing to screen its patron.

Following that, the restaurant operator chose to temporary close its premise after being affected by the incident which has become a hot topic for netizens.

Earlier, the café defended itself by claiming that it has followed all regulations required by the authorities. However, it has no right to flick the sleeves of its customers.

In another development, although the government is dissatisfied with the compliance on the standard operating procedures (SOP) and said that many restaurants have failed in complying with the regulations, however, the coffee traders said deduced that only 10 percent of the cafes were fined.

The President of the Malaysia-Singapore Coffee Shop Proprietors’ General Association, Ho Su Mong said, besides the 10 percent of the shops which were fined for failing to comply with the SOP, about 20 percent of the customers also refused to give their cooperation.

He said, in order to fulfil the SOP, coffee shop proprietors have reduced the number of chairs and tables inside their shop, but utilise the area outside their shops and set up tables there.

According to him, the Covid-19 pandemic had affected their businesses as less families are dining at the coffee shops now, especially those with young children. – MalaysiaGazette

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