The authorities meant business when they said that they will close Bazaars where SOPs were not breached. The Tok Adis Ramadhan Bazaar in Kuala Ibai, Kuala Terengganu was given orders to close on yesterday (17 April).
It was found that the visitors of the Bazaar had failed to comply with the SOPs communicated previously.
The closure that will last 14 days until 30 April and the order notice was issued to enable the Bazaar operator to take measures to ensure that both traders and customers will comply with the SOPs.
According to the Terengganu Health Director Dr Nor Azimi Yunus, this is the first Ramadan bazaar ordered to close in Terengganu for failing to comply with SOPs. This should be an example all Bazaar operators as to deter any non-compliance in future.
As to remind the public on the SOPs again, Jabatan Kesihatan Negeri Terengganu had shared the SOPs on Facebook.
While there were several SOPs that the public should take note of, the important ones are maintaining social distancing, taking their body temperature, registration using the MySejahtera application, and wearing face mask at all times.
Currently, 69 Ramadhan Bazaars are allowed to operate in Terengganu, involving 4,326 stalls in various districts.