CMCO: Meru Market Complex, 19 other premises ordered closed

KLANG (June 5): Large crowds, no social distancing and no temperature check of workers were among the reasons the market complex in Meru and 19 surrounding business premises were ordered closed for seven days with immediate effect.

This decision was made following an integrated operation of enforcement agencies on standard operating procedure (SOP) compliance on the reopening of the economy by the Selangor Health Department (JKNS), Selangor police and the Klang Municipal Council involving 70 personnel today.

JKNS environmental health officer CT Zawiah Ab Ghani who headed the operation said the closures were ordered following premise operators’ failure to adhere to the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) SOPs issued by the government.

“Our inspections also found that market operators did not provide hand sanitisers, did not conduct daily disinfection and temperature check were only done on visitors, but not on workers.

“As such, JKNS has to shut down the complex and 19 surrounding wholesale and retail premises for the same violations,” she told reporters here today.

CT Zawiah said according to the SOPs under CMCO, disinfection must be carried out everyday, but it was conducted only twice a week at the market complex.

“For temperature check, it must be done each time workers clock in for work but the management failed to do so, and this increases the risk of symptomatic individuals present at work,” she said.

She added that the management and business owners could make an appeal to resume operation but they must ensure they comply to the SOPs.

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