KUALA LUMPUR: The reopening of morning markets, open markets, night markets and bazaars in the city will be done in stages, and applications must be submitted to Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) before traders are allowed to resume operations on June 15.
City mayor Datuk Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan said market and bazaar organisers must submit applications to DBKL’s licensing and petty traders development department starting June 10.
“Operators must comply with standard operating procedures (SOP) set by DBKL, as well as the National Security Council (MKN) and the Health Ministry.
“Those that do not comply will have action taken against them, including orders to immediately close or confiscation,” he said in a statement on Sunday (June 7).
Prior to this on Saturday (June 6), Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said markets and bazaars could reopen with stringent SOP in place to prevent Covid-19 transmission.
The SOP prepared by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) for open markets and morning markets (6am to 11am), night markets (4pm to 10pm), and bazaars (5pm to 11pm) would be applied nationwide.
Traders and customers must download the MySejahtera mobile application to facilitate contact tracing for Covid-19 infection.
The markets should be in an open area, movement should be one-way, and barricades should be placed, Ismail Sabri said.