BUSINESS PREMISES IN FIVE PAHANG DISTRICTS TO CLOSE FROM 7PM-7AM

SITI SALWA SHAARI

KUANTAN, March 19 (Bernama) -- All business premises in the districts of Kuantan, Pekan, Jerantut, Bentong and Temerloh will not be allowed to operate from 7pm to 7am effective this Saturday (March 21).

Pahang Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail said the directive was made to help curb the spread of COVID-19 following positive cases in the districts.

“Enforcement will be carried out by local authorities in these districts and we hope everyone affected will adhere (to the directive),” he told a press conference at Wisma Sri Pahang today.

The directive involves all business premises, including restaurants which are banned from selling food (drive-through or takeaway), and petrol stations.

All 24-hour convenience stores, including 7-Eleven, have also been ordered to cease operations during that period.

Wan Rosdy confirmed that there are 32 COVID-19 cases in Pahang.

Meanwhile, he said that the annual two-day Indian religious festival of Panguni Uthiram, scheduled to be held from April 6 at the Sri Marathandavar Aalayam temple in Sungai Jerik, Maran near here has been cancelled in a bid to curb the virus outbreak.

He said the decision was made after a meeting with the temple’s management which was also attended by Maran District Police chief DSP Norzamri Abd Rahman today.

 

-- BERNAMA 

 

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