Life in one of Petaling Jaya’s busiest sections comes to a standstill after authorities move in to implement a total lockdown under the enhanced movement control order (EMCO).
Popularly known as Old Town, this mix of residential and commercial buildings is one of the oldest developments in Petaling Jaya.
The Jalan Othman market, more commonly known as the Old Town market, is normally one of the busiest hubs in the Klang Valley for fresh food supplies. It was shut down on April 27 after a trader tested positive for Covid-19.
An abandoned stall at the empty Old Town market stands in stark contrast to the normally bustling crowds of shoppers.
A government health worker puts away a sample from a trader, to be brought to the hospital for further tests.
An army truck parked on a street lined with barbed wire to prevent the movement of residents during the two-week EMCO period.
Many houses in this oldest quarter of Petaling Jaya fall within the EMCO zone which residents are barred from leaving.
Residents undergo Covid-19 screening at the Jalan Othman bus terminal.
Critical details of residents are taken down as they are central in the battle against Covid-19.
The Malaysian Civil Defence Force distributes food to affected residents as required under the EMCO.
A resident carries food supplies distributed by the authorities.
A woman returns to her house after collecting food distributed by the welfare department.
A sign outside a shop tells customers to wear face masks before entering.
Migrant workers walk past a dilapidated house just outside the wet market, escorted by health officers.
Migrant workers wait in lines outside their home near the wet market.
Officers disinfect themselves after a screening session at the Jalan Othman bus terminal.