MCC closes hawker centres and food centres due to Covid-19

Sanitisation being carried out at Gerai Taman Seroja.

KUCHING, Feb 15: Four hawker centres in Miri have closed down with immediate effect until further notice upon recommendation by Miri Division Disaster Management Committee (Miri DDMC).

Miri City Council (MCC) said this includes Pasar Minggu Centre Point, Pasar Minggu Lutong, Tamu Maigold and Pasar Malam Saberkas.

It added this decision was made after noting the high mobility of traders at the listed hawker centres as most of them hold daily-trading permits.

“(It was) noted that the hawkers currently trading in these hawker centres are mostly holding daily-trading permits.

“The council decided to close such hawker centres in view of the high mobility of traders there,” it said in a press statement today.

MCC also said that such measures are deemed necessary and inevitable as Miri is still a Covid-19 red zone under the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO).

Meanwhile, the council also closed down Gerai Taman Seroja at Jalan Setia Raja after it was listed as an exposed locations visited by Covid-19 positive cases in reports yesterday (Feb 14).

Gerai Taman Seroja would be temporarily closed for three days from Feb 15 to 17 for thorough cleaning and sanitisation.

“During this period, the food and drink centre would not be opened to the public and it would only resume opening to the public on Feb 18, 2021.

“The council would again like to take this opportunity to remind all stallholders and the general public to continue practising safe hygiene, maintain social distancing and wear face masks.

“They should undergo body-temperature screening and ‘check-in’ before entering the hawker centres as well as other markets,” urged MCC. — DayakDaily