KLANG Municipal Council’s (MPK) Licensing and Hawkers Department is allowing six open-air morning markets, which have been shut since the start of the lockdown on June 1, to reopen for business.
Traders at three daily morning markets at Jalan Pelasari in Taman Chi Liung, Jalan Papan in Pandamaran and Flat Chi Liung, started operating yesterday.
Meanwhile, the weekly Pasar Pagi Lintang Dato’ Tahir will open today, while the morning market at Jalan Khoo Kek Kheng on June 19 and the one at Jalan Sri Sarawak 14, Taman Sri Andalas on June 20.
Department director Azhar Samsudin said there were 14 open-air morning markets in Klang.
“Six morning markets were reopened in the first phase last week.
“Now, in the second phase, another six.
“Two more — at Jalan Dato’ Yusof Shabudin 7 in Taman Sentosa and Jalan Seruling in Taman Klang Jaya — are still closed and MPK will decide on them later, ” he told StarMetro.
Only food items, vegetables and meat are allowed to be sold at the morning markets.
Azhar added that the council allowed the morning markets to open from 6am to 11am under strict conditions, where every stall must have a QR code and customers have to follow the 3S of the standard operating procedure — sanitise, screen (body temperature) and scan (QR codes).
He stressed that good personal hygiene was crucial, especially washing hands, as the habit did not just benefit a person’s health but also protected others around them.
“Washing hands is important.
“It is a simple measure to curb the spread of infection.
“MPK Licensing and Hawkers Department has advised all morning market traders to wash their hands before and after handling the items being sold, ” Azhar stressed.