Perak to have 'drive-thru' Ramadan bazaars after MCO ends, says exco member


  • Nation
  • Monday, 13 Apr 2020

IPOH: Perak will implement "drive-thru" Ramadan bazaars after the movement control order (MCO) ends in bid to curb the spread of Covid-19, says Datuk Nolee Ashilin Mohd Radzi.

The Perak Housing, Local Government, Public Transport and Tourism committee chairman said the state government would be working closely with local authorities for the project.

“After the MCO ends, the drive-thru bazaars, which will be held from 3pm until 6pm, will begin the next day. It will be known as S.M.A.R.T iftar@Perak.

“The local authorities will determine the locations for the bazaar, ” she said, adding that districts such as Kerian and Kuala Kangsar will not be part of the move due to its location.

She added that all vendors are required to take compulsory typhoid injections as well as wearing appropriate clothing such as covering their heads and wearing gloves.

“Their temperature will also be taken as a measure of precaution.

“We are finding ways for these vendors to place their menus at the entrance of the bazaars," she said at a press conference here on Monday (April 13).

She also said the Perak government is working closely with Digital Perak - the state's e-service - to set an online platform for Ramadan bazaars.

“Interested vendors can join this online platform by registering for free. However, it is compulsory for them to take typhoid injections," she added.

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