The Bukit Nyamuk Ramadan bazaar in Kuala Nerang has been ordered to close after an inspection by the Padang Terap District Council (MDPT) found that traders and visitors had failed to comply with SOPs.
MDPT president Suhaimi Abd Rahman said the closure would begin today, and that all traders were required to comply with the order.
He did not state the duration of the closure.
“This is a precautionary measure to avoid the spread of Covid-19 in the community,” he said in a statement.
Suhaimi said there were no customer registration tools and no control at the bazaar’s entrance and exit.
“There weren’t any registration records, either manual or through MySejahtera, and both traders and visitors did not wear face masks, nor did they practise physical distancing,” he said.
He added that if the council’s orders were not obeyed, enforcement and legal action would be taken under Section 72(1)(f) of the Local Government Act 1976.