Health DG: We will consider 'drive thru bazaars' for Ramadan


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 01 Apr 2020

PUTRAJAYA: The Health Ministry may consider “drive thru Ramadan bazaars” as alternatives to the traditional food bazaars in light of the Covid-19 outbreak.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said it welcomes such “innovative ideas” which can help prevent large gatherings that expose people to the coronavirus threat.

“Suggestions to organise “drive-thru” Ramadan bazaars or online bazaars are new and innovative ideas that the ministry can consider.

“What we want to do is to prevent large gatherings and continue to impose social distancing among members of the public.

“So, these are the type of ideas that we are open to. The ministry however will refer to our own guiding principles before we can decide to approve and implement these new ideas, ” said Dr Noor Hisham at a press conference here.

Many people, including health experts, have protested against the idea of having Ramadan bazaars this coming fasting month as these usually attract large crowds.

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