Barbed wire comes down as enhanced MCO in Masjid India ends


  • Nation
  • Monday, 04 May 2020

KUALA LUMPUR: The Masjid India area, which was previously closed under an enhanced movement control order (MCO) has been re-opened to the public.

A check by The Star showed that barbed wire fences around Malayan Mansion, Selangor Mansion and Menara City One have been removed and it was business as usual in the area.

Several business premises in the area have also reopened, with many owners installing markers for social distancing.

Sundry shop owner Sajahan Wahab said his business at Malayan Mansion has been closed for more than a month.

"We are doing massive cleaning before the shop can be opened Tuesday (May 5).

"I am grateful for the authorities' efforts to clean up the Masjid India area," he said.

Residents at both flats were also seen shopping for necessities at nearby supermarkets and shops.

However, a majority of the shops in the area have not started operations but are expected to do so soon.

Checks also revealed that roads to Masjid India, especially Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Jalan Tun Perak, Jalan Munshi Abdullah and Jalan Dang Wangi, are now accessible to the public.

Meanwhile, Kuala Lumpur police chief Comm Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim said police would monitor the situation to ensure that everyone complies with the SOPs set by the Health Ministry, especially social distancing.

"We will advise and issue warnings to the people to comply with the SOPs.

"Our main goal is to break the virus' chain of infection," he said.

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