Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Ramadan bazaar in Gombak closed for 4 days over SOP violations

The Selayang Municipal Council says additional SOPs have now been set, including a ban on children under 12 and senior citizens 65 and above.

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The Greenwood Ramadan bazaar in Gombak has been ordered to close for four days from Thursday for failing to comply with Covid-19 SOPs.

The Selayang Municipal Council (MPS) said the offences included a lack of compliance with the distance required between the traders’ tents, unsatisfactory control at the entrance and exit, and the sale of items other than cooked food and beverages.

“The decision to close the bazaar on these dates was made after taking into account the welfare of traders who had cooked for sale today.

“The closure notice was issued by the authorised officer as per the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 (Act 342) in accordance with Section 18 (1)(f) and handed over to the representative of JKP Zone 3 at the licensing department today,” MPS said in a statement.

MPS said it had also explained the SOPs and compliance needed on the part of the organisers for the bazaar to be reopened.

“MPS has also stipulated to all organisers and supervisors (of Ramadan bazaars) to implement additional SOPs, namely the use of queue number cards for visitors, creating one-way routes in the bazaar and not allowing children under 12 years and senior citizens 65 years and above to enter Ramadan bazaars,” it said.

To ensure compliance with the SOPs, MPS said it will constantly monitor the Ramadan bazaars under its jurisdiction.

“Visitors and traders are also reminded not to be complacent and careless in complying with the SOPs set so that the spread of Covid-19 can be controlled,” it said.

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