Wuhan market getting a thorough clean-up

PERSONNEL from various government agencies have been carrying out clean-up exercises at the Huanan wholesale seafood market in China’s Wuhan city, Guang Ming Daily reported.

The daily said personnel visited individual shops in the market on Tuesday to sterilise the premises to combat the Covid-19 outbreak.

The market gained global fame after two-thirds of some 41 people who contracted the disease were found to have direct exposure to the market when news of the outbreak first broke out in January.

Authorities said they had been sterilising the market over the past one month, but could not enter the respective shops before this because the shops were closed.

They said the clean-up would take several days.

They also dismissed claims that the market would be closed down and demolished in future.

> China Press reported that Taiwanese actress Joey Chen and her Malaysian boyfriend Alan Chen have been going out since their matchmaking experience on the Meeting Mr Right TV show last year.

The 40-year-old actress was seen holidaying in Phuket, Thailand, in videos and photos posted on Joey’s Instagram account.

The couple were seen enjoying a meal by the beach in one of the Instagram posts while another video showed Alan kissing Joey’s forehead while wandering through a street.

During Valentine’s Day last month, Alan posted photos of Joey receiving a bouquet of roses from him, and of the couple enjoying a romantic meal together.

Alan is reportedly from Johor Baru and is working as a director in a company specialising in healthcare and food business.

> Nanyang Siang Pau reported that a Malaysian man’s attempt to smuggle some 2.3kg of marijuana into Singapore through the Tuas checkpoint was thwarted by immigration personnel.

Authorities said the incident happened around 7.15am on Tuesday, when the personnel spotted a car driver who behaved suspiciously.

They then directed the driver to pull over and later found the drugs in his car.

The drugs are estimated to have a street value of RM81,000.

The man, 24, has been arrested for further investigation.

The above article is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with this ' >'sign, it denotes a separate news item.

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