MALAYSIA Tanah Tumpah Darahku


Sunday, May 2, 2021

Covid-19: Two Ramadan bazaars ordered close in Besut


The Terengganu Health Department has ordered two Ramadan bazaars in the state to close for seven days until May 7 after some of the traders there tested positive for Covid-19.

Its director, Dr Nor Azimi Yunus, who confirmed the matter, said the bazaars are in Kuala Besut and Bukit Kenak.

“The two bazaars were ordered to close to prevent the spread of Covid-19 under Section 18(1)(d) of the Prevention and Control of Diseases Act 1988 (Act 342),” she said when contacted by Bernama today.

She advised the public to continue to be cautious and practice appropriate preventive measures when in crowded places.

On a viral WhatsApp message which claimed that eight employees of a cafe in Besut were required to undergo Covid-19 screening, Nor Azimi said three of them, who also operate stalls at the Ramadan bazaar, tested positive for the virus.

Prior to this, the Tok Adis Ramadan bazaar near Kuala Ibai here was ordered to close for 14 days due to non-compliance with standard operating procedures (SOP).

However, the bazaar was allowed to operate earlier than scheduled after the organiser gave an assurance that all visitors and traders will adhere to SOP with continuous monitoring from the authority.

This year, 69 Ramadan bazaars were allowed to open in Terengganu, consisting of 22 locations in Kuala Terengganu, Kemaman (19), Besut (10), Setiu (six), Dungun (five), Marang (five) and Hulu Terengganu (two).

- Bernama

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.