SHAH ALAM, April 21 — The Selayang Municipal Council (MPS) has ordered the Greenwood Ramadan bazaar, in Gombak to be closed for four days starting from tomorrow until April 25.
The action was taken because the operator had failed to comply with the prescribed standard operating procedures (SOP) to curb the spread of Covid-19.
“The closure of the bazaar on that date was made after taking into consideration the traders who had cooked for today’s selling,” said MPS Corporate Department director Mohamad Zin Masoad in a statement today.
He said the notice of closure has been handed to the representative of the residents’ management committee in accordance with the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988.
“The representative was also briefed on the SOPs and actions that needed to be followed in order to reopen the bazaar,” he said in a statement.
The local council has also set some additional SOPs, namely:
– Usage of numbered pass system on visitors
– Creation of a one-way route
– Prohibit the entry of children under the age of 12 and senior citizens 65 years and above
Starting yesterday, the Selangor government has streamlined SOPs enforcement for all Ramadan and Aidilfitri bazaars in the state to prevent the emergence of new clusters and the fourth wave of Covid-19 pandemic.
“The council (MPS) will continue to monitor all bazaars. Visitors and traders are reminded to abide by the regulations so that the Covid-19 pandemic can be controlled,” he said.