The Negeri Sembilan government has ruled that there will be no Ramadan bazaars this year – the first state in our country to do so.
The decision was made in an effort to ensure the safeguard of the people following the Covid-19 outbreak in Malaysia, said Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun.
“There will be no bazaars this year since the movement control order is getting extended till 14th April, which is getting closer to the fasting month. Perhaps by the end of the period, the cases will drop, but we still can’t take it lightly by opening an open place like Ramadan bazaars that allows people to be exposed to the virus again,” he told the press.
Nonetheless, Aminuddin further suggested that small businesses can be conducted at their own premises or homes, using delivery services. “Traders should be more creative. We don’t allow them to do business in the open air because we refuse to take risks. I hope everyone can be patient for now, and the state government will work hard to help ease the public’s burden,” he explained.
In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic in Malaysia, word has it that other states in our country will follow suit as well.
Source: Sinar Harian.