Popular wet market in Chow Kit shut for 14 days

THE popular Raja Bot market in Chow Kit, Kuala Lumpur, is the latest one ordered to close for disinfection exercise following a directive from the Health Ministry.

Following the directive, Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) issued a notice informing the public that the closure will take effect from today until May 13.

“Usually a closure of over two weeks, would mean someone there has tested positive for Covid-19.

“We know for a fact there is an infection, but at this point of time, we are unable to determine the exact number, ’’ DBKL Corporate Planning Department director Khairul Azmir Ahmad said when contacted.

“We don’t want to speculate on the matter.

“Any Covid-19 screening exercise will be carried out by the health authorities.

“But on our part, we will follow the standard operating procedure from the Health Ministry when we carry out a disinfection exercise, ” he said.

“I advise the public to look at other areas to shop for fresh produce and stay away from the Raja Bot market, ’’ he said.

This is the second market to be closed for sanitisation after the Kuala Lumpur Wholesale Market in Selayang was shut for a week for a disinfection exercise last week. — By BAVANI M

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