Johor Sultan urges authorities not to hold Ramadan bazaars


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 02 Apr 2020

JOHOR BARU: Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar has urged authorities not to hold Ramadan bazaars in light of Covid-19.

His Majesty said new cases were being detected on a daily basis and now was not the time to hold any event involving mass gatherings.

“The complete effect of the movement control order must be achieved first and this must be our priority and concern.

"The Ramadan bazaar can wait, ” he said in a statement posted his official Facebook page Thursday (April 2).

His Majesty added that the rakyat must be patient, stay at home and avoid any contact with others until the health authorities gave the all-clear.

“If we don’t follow and ignore the movement control order (MC), the virus will spread and further strain the resources of our healthcare system, putting our healthcare workers and other frontliners at even greater risk.

"If we reach breaking point, then we will all be helpless, ” His Majesty warned.

Sultan Ibrahim said the aftermath of such a situation would have disastrous consequences on all strata of society and the country as a whole.

“Do not take advantage of the situation and hold any mass gathering. There should be no excuses. Everybody must play their part to contain and fight the spread of this deadly disease. The faster we all cooperate, the sooner we can return to normalcy, ” he stressed.

His Majesty also said now was the time for all to unite and help the government combat the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Forget about politics, please. Let us work together to save our country from this crisis, ” he said.

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