Enhanced MCO in parts of PJ Old Town lifted, barbed wire fences removed

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  • Thursday, 21 May 2020

The barbed wire fences around PJ Oldtown have been removed by the Armed Forces. PJ Oldtown area, which was previously closed under an enhanced movement control order (EMCO) has been re-opened to the public. - MUHAMAD SHAHRIL ROSLI/The Star.

PETALING JAYA: The enhanced movement control order (MCO) in several sections of PJ Old Town has been lifted on Thursday (May 21).

The barbed wire fences around Section 2, Section 3 and Section 4 were removed by the Armed Forces at midnight and the areas have been reopened to the public.

The surrounding area was placed under an enhanced MCO on May 10 following the detection of 26 Covid-19 cases there.

The area is estimated to have 2,900 residents.

However, Pasar Besar Jalan Othman, better known as the PJ Old Town wet market, remains closed.

On April 27, the market was closed for disinfection after a 51-year-old trader tested positive for the disease.

He is said to be linked to the Kuala Lumpur wholesale market cluster.

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