Taman Tasek Tambahan market closed for three days, Seremban wet market closed also for minimum three days.
Authorities found one positive Covid-19 case among traders at a market in Taman Tasek Tambahan, Ampang, Selangor, earlier this week and has since ordered its closure.
The Star reported that the case involved an employee of a trader at the market who tested positive after undergoing voluntary testing a few days ago, according to Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (MPAJ) president Datuk Abdul Hamid Hussain.
“The district health office has instructed that the market be closed for three days, starting May 2,” he was quoted as saying.
“MPAJ is carrying out cleaning works at the market while the health office will be conducting screening tests for all the traders and staff.”
As a precautionary measure, other council-operated markets will also be disinfected, he added.
Meanwhile, the Seremban wet market has been closed indefinitely for cleaning and sanitising, after two traders tested positive for Covid-19, says mayor Datuk Zazali Salehudin.
He said the authorities decided to close the market after being notified by the state Health Department of the two positive cases on Saturday (May 2).
“Although the Health authorities have not made the announcement, the Seremban City Council decided to be proactive and issue a notice to close the market.
“The traders were also notified late on Saturday evening,” he told reporters when met at the wet market.
Also present was Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun.
The health authorities took samples from 15 traders on Friday (May 1), after they came into close contact with traders from the Selayang wholesale market who have since tested positive for Covid-19.
Asked how long the market would remain closed, Zazali said this could be ascertained for now.
“What I can say is that it will be closed for a minimum three days, so we can clean up the area,” he said.
The market is usually closed on Tuesdays to allow the city council to conduct cleaning and sanitising, following the outbreak of the virus.
Disinfection work is also carried out on Wednesdays for the same purpose.
Zazali said several business premises around the market had also been ordered to close for the time being.