Pasar Besar Jalan Othman, which is also known as the PJ Old Town Market, will be closed for at least five days after one of its traders tested positive for Covid-19, the second market in Selangor affected by the coronavirus.
The 46-year-old market houses a food court and wet market selling fresh produce.
Deputy mayor Johary Anuar told The Malaysian Insight that there was one positive case detected in the premises.
“The trader went for screening on April 18 after having high fever. He tested positive on April 25. Between the period, he did not go to the market.
“We were informed that the 51-year-old trader is part of the Kuala Lumpur wholesale market Covid-19 cluster as the trader had gone to the wholesale market to get his supplies.
“In this market here, the trader is from the fish section,” said Johary.
“The market at the (Petaling Jaya) old town has been ordered to close at least another five days, starting today,” he added.
Johary said a disinfection exercise was carried out this morning and all traders are advised to go for health screening at the market on Wednesday (April 29).
The screenings will take place at the market.
“Traders at the fish section of (pasar Jalan Othman) are requested to be present.”
Those who came into contact with the traders at the Jalan Othman wet market from April 5 to 18 are urged to get tested at the Kelana Jaya SS6 health clinic.
There are 578 traders at the Jalan Othman wet market, with 21 from the seafood section.