Hawkers, most businesses can now operate in Pahang

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  • Friday, 15 May 2020

KUANTAN: All non-prohibited businesses are now allowed to operate in Pahang, including roadside food stalls and hawkers of various types – except in localities where there are new Covid-19 positive cases.

Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail (pic) said these localities included Flat Benus Bentong, Pasaraya TF Raub, the Rubberflex factory in Bentong and Pasar Mentakab, which would all be closed until May 24.

The Bentong Segar mini market will be closed until May 20 while Pekan Dong is closed until further notice.

Any information on areas with new positive cases would be updated on the Pahang state secretariat's website, said Wan Rosdy.

He also said Covid-19 testing was not needed before reopening except for foreign workers, especially those in the construction sector, as stipulated by the National Security Council.

"Temperature-taking for workers has to be done every day and recorded. Only workers and traders with temperature not more than 37.5°C are allowed into the premises," he said.

He added that the construction sector did not have to apply through the International Trade and Industry Ministry but they had to make a declaration on the Construction Industry Development Board's centralised information management system.

As for the operating hours of business premises, this has been set from 7am-7pm except for particular sectors.

Wan Rosdy had announced on May 8 that Pahang would implement the conditional movement control order (MCO) after making some tweaks.

Among the conditions announced then was that premises could only be reopened in the green zones and that all workers must undergo testing and be free of Covid-19 infection.

Pahang was one of the few states that deferred implementing the conditional MCO, which went into effect on May 4.

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