FT minister unhappy with Selayang market for not complying with MCO rules

FT Minister Annuar Musa wants City Hall to consider having a disinfection booth at the Selayang Market. (Facebook pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: Federal Territories Minister Annuar Musa today hit out at the operator and workers at the Selayang market here for failing to adhere to social distancing rules in daily business operations during this movement control order (MCO)period.

He said he visited the place earlier today and was not satisfied with the situation at the market.

“Eight Covid-19 cases have been reported at the market.

“During my visit today, I saw they did not maintain social distancing.

“The stall owners also did not have hand sanitiser liquid for customers,” Annuar said on Facebook.

“Sorry to say, some of the workers did not wear the proper type of masks or gloves.”

Annuar also said the health ministry officers will conduct health checks on the 100 workers at the market tomorrow and hoped they will give their full cooperation.

“I have also instructed the mayor to improve enforcement at the market. The lorries must maintain a distance from one another when they are unloading food items,” Annuar said.

He also suggested that a disinfection booth be placed in the market as a precautionary measure to ensure the workers’ safety.

Annuar said 578 Covid-19 cases were reported in Kuala Lumpur, Labuan and Putrajaya. Seven died.

“I must remind everyone here that Federal Territories is still placed under the red zone and we must adhere to the MCO at all times,” he added.