‘No events in Nilai till Nov 10’

SEREMBAN: Government and private sector events will not be allowed to be held in Nilai, which has been placed under the conditional movement control order (MCO) till Nov 10, said Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun.

Also struck off are social events such as kenduri, weddings or engagements, religious events such as aqiqah, tahlil as well as anniversaries and birthdays, he added.

“Reunions and other socials events are also prohibited till then, ” he told reporters at Wisma Negri.

On Monday, Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said Nilai will be placed under the conditional MCO from Oct 28 due to a spike in Covid 19 cases particularly among foreign workers.

A total of 155 new cases were reported in the state yesterday as against 25 on Monday, 22 (Oct 25), and 96 (Oct 24).

The bulk of the 155 new cases were from the Kaya cluster which among others involved foreign workers living in hostels in Putra Point in Nilai.

In total, 406 people are receiving treatment for Covid-19 at health facilities in the state.

Aminuddin said some 14,000 households from 35 residential areas will be affected by the conditional MCO.

“Pasar malam will not be allowed to open while wet markets will only be allowed to operate from 6am to 2pm, ” he said adding that all pasar tani must close by noon.

Educational institutes including institutions of higher learning, schools, pre-schools, tahfiz centres and pondok schools will also be closed.

These include Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, the Nilai International School, Nilai University, Manipal University and Inti International University.

Restaurants, convenience stores, food stalls, provision shops and other business activities are only to be carried out between 6am and 8pm.

“Dine-ins will be allowed but this will be limited to four people to one table. Patrons must also practise the 1m social distancing procedure, ” he said adding that petrol stations can only operate from 6am till 10pm.

Pharmacies will however be allowed to open from 8am till 11pm.

Aminuddin said only the imam, bilal and siak can perform prayers at mosques and surau in the area till then.

“As for Friday prayers, only 40 worshippers will be allowed, ” he said.

Aminuddin said security personnel will be on 24-hour duty at Jalan BBN 1/7A, Jalan BBN 1/7B and Jalan BBN 1/7E in Putra Point in Nilai which has been placed under enhanced MCO.

“Workers living in the hostels in the three blocks and who had been in close contact with those in the Kaya cluster will not be allowed to leave the premises, ” he said adding that no economic, social, recreational or cultural activities will be allowed in thearea till Nov 10.

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