No decision yet on Ramadan bazaars, says Annuar Musa

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  • Wednesday, 01 Apr 2020

PETALING JAYA: No decision has been made yet if Ramadan bazaars in the Federal Territories should be allowed to operate this year in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, says Tan Sri Annuar Musa.

The Federal Territories Minister said the Health Ministry and the National Security Council had to be consulted first before a decision was reached and it would also depend on if the movement control order (MCO) is extended further.

Annuar tweeted on Tuesday night (March 31) that the three local authorities would brief him on Friday (April 3) on proposed Ramadan bazaars.

He also asked for full cooperation to ensure the MCO had the desired effect and reminded Malaysians to stay safe at home.

Annuar also said his ministry and the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) were contemplating whether to approve any large-scale Ramadan bazaars after the MCO ends on April 14.

He said bazaars may not be continued in the form people are familiar with and would have to be changed to fulfil the needs of city dwellers during the fasting month.

Health director-general Datuk Seri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said proper crowd control measures would be required if Ramadan bazaars were to be proceed.

The first day of Ramadan this year is expected to fall on April 23.

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