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Premises listed in HIDE ordered to close for three days immediately, says Ismail Sabri

KUALA LUMPUR (May 8): Premises including Ramadan bazaars listed under the Hotspots Identification for Dynamic Engagement (HIDE) system as Covid-risk locations in the spread of the disease will be ordered to be closed for three days effective immediately.

Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said enforcement activities for all the premises would be monitored by police, Armed Forces, Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry as well as local authorities.

“The government also wants to announce that all Ramadan bazaars and Aidilfitri bazaars in areas under Movement Control Order (MCO) will be closed from Monday,” he said in a statement today.

The HIDE system developed by Bank Negara Malaysia and the Health Ministry is aimed at giving early warning to prevent spikes of Covid-19 infection by using data from MySejahtera application.

Earlier the government had produced the first HIDE list of business premises identified as Covid-19 hotspots with potential risk to spread the pandemic.

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