FT Ministry identifies bazaars, malls visited by hundreds of Covid-19-positive individuals, close contacts


Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa.

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The Federal Territories Ministry has identified and are monitoring several Ramadan bazaars and shopping malls here that were visited by hundreds of Covid-19 positive individuals and close contacts.

Its Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa said the list, which was based on data collected from the Hotspot Identification by Dynamic Engagement (HIDE) system, would be brought to the National Security Council (MKN) meeting on Friday (May 7).

"Health Minister (Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba) has forwarded me the list.

"There are some shopping malls in Kuala Lumpur that have been visited by 700 people who are close contacts.

"This is dangerous, such places need to be sanitised and the SOP (standard operating procedures) need to be tightened," he told a press conference here on Thursday (May 6).

He said local authorities would first consult the Health Ministry before making any decision.

Annuar said he hoped city dwellers would continue to comply with the SOP to ensure the effectiveness of the movement control order enforcement in Kuala Lumpur from May 7-20.

"I hope there is no confusion among traders. Business operations, including ramadan bazaars, are allowed and the Aidilfitri bazaar can continue based on the operating time set by MKN.

"If there is information from HIDE or non-compliance, the local authorities can issue the cessation order," he said. – Bernama

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