Bazaars, malls visited by Covid-19 positive individuals identified


Tan Sri Annuar Musa

KUALA LUMPUR: The Federal Territories Ministry has identified and monitored several Ramadan bazaars and shopping malls in the federal capital 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 (NSC) meeting today.

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

“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 tightened, ” he told a press conference yesterday.

He said any decision to be made by the local authorities would be consulted first with the Health Ministry.

Annuar said he hoped city dwellers would continue to comply with the SOP to ensure the effectiveness of the movement control order enforced here beginning today until May 20.

“I hope there is no confusion among traders.

“Business operations, including the Ramadan bazaars, are allowed and the Aidilfitri bazaars can continue based on the operating time set by NSC.

“If there is information from HIDE or non-compliance, the local authorities can issue the cease operation order, ” he said. — Bernama

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