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No Ramadan bazaars allowed in Selangor from Saturday

Aidilfitri bazaars and night markets will be allowed, subject to strict conditions.

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Ramadan bazaars in Selangor will be prohibited beginning Saturday (May 8) for the duration of the movement control order (MCO) period, Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari announced today.

In a live address on the MCO to be enforced across most of the state from tomorrow onwards, he said he said Aidilfitri bazaars and night markets would be allowed to operate until 10pm subject to tight restrictions.

These include limiting the number of visitors according to the size of the premise, a ban on children below the age of 12, and the implementation of a queue system.

Amirudin said Ramadan bazaars would be given until Saturday to resolve matters related to their operations.

He added that the state government had agreed to channel RM500 in aid to each Ramadan bazaar trader to offset their burdens.

Meanwhile, dine-in activities will be prohibited at all restaurants and hotels, including Ramadan buffets.

However, restaurants will be allowed to operate from 6am until midnight, along with sundry shops and petrol stations.

Senior Minister for Security Ismail Sabri Yaakob, who announced the MCO in Selangor yesterday, had said that these business premises would only be allowed to operate until 10pm.

Amirudin said other details would be decided by the National Security Council.

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