Ramadan Bazaar In Gombak Asked To Close For Breaching SOPs

Just a few days ago, a bazaar ramadan in Terengganu was ordered to close for 14 days until April 30th for failing to comply with COVID-19 SOPs.

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And now, the Selayang Municipal Council (MPS) has ordered the Greenwood Ramadan bazaar in Gombak, Kuala Lumpur to close for four days starting today (April 22nd) until April 25th. 

According to The Star, MPS found that the bazaar breached COVID-19 SOPs and decided that the closure was a necessary action after taking account of the welfare of the traders.

MPS Corporate Communications director, Mohamad Zin Masoad said in a statement that some traders were also found selling other items besides food and drinks.

He added that MPS had communicated with the organisers to make sure that the SOPs are met before reopening, which include getting visitors to use numbered queue cards, creating one-way traffic flows as well as not allowing kids below the age of 12 and senior citizens aged 65 and above to enter the area.

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“Safety must come first! Our Licensing Department officers also explained the SOP and measures the organiser needs to comply with before they are allowed to reopen the bazaar,” he said.

Please stay safe and adhere to the SOPs when you’re out in public! Remember to always wear a face mask and maintain physical distancing. 

By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat