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Market activities in Jerantut barred for 14 days

All leisure and recreation centres that cannot guarantee physical distancing are likewise prohibited from operating during this period.

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Dua buah sekolah di Terengganu ditutup kerana Covid-19.
Dua buah sekolah di Terengganu ditutup kerana Covid-19.

All night market and market activities as well as large-scale events including feasts in Jerantut have been postponed for 14 days starting today, as a measure to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

The Jerantut disaster management committee also said in a statement that all leisure and recreation centres that could not guarantee physical distancing were not allowed to operate during that period.

This includes hiking activities at Bukit Seladang, Bukit Panau and Bukit Merah as well as Taman Tasik Teratai and Via-Ferratta Paya Gunung which are famous for their rock climbing activities.

“This action is taken following the detection of four new positive cases on Sept 25 and 27 in the district.

“Masjid Tengku Ahmad Jerantut and Surau Al-Muflihin at the low-cost public housing (PAKR) Level 3 and 4 as well as kindergartens and nurseries at the same PAKR and PAKR Bandar Baru Jerantut are also ordered to close for 14 days,” the statement said.

Food premises at PAKR Bandar Baru Jerantut as well as PAKR 3 and 4 are only allowed to serve takeout food for now.

The briefing on the Population and Housing Census 2020 scheduled for five days beginning this Thursday has also been postponed.

Residents with enquiries can contact the disaster operations control centre at 09-2661641 or the operations room of the district health office at 09-2662744.