By Chew Lip Song
THE government is adamant about not allowing Ramadhan bazaar in any form, including drive-through or the pack-and-pick variety.
Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced this in the daily media conference today. He said this was to curb the spread of Covid-19.
He added even e-hailing drivers would not be allowed to go to bazaars to pick up food after receiving orders.
“E-hailing, any form of bazaar – if there are 50 stalls, for example, this cannot be done.
“Bazaars are not allowed, but existing e-hailing operations that are being carried out now such as food delivery to houses can still go on,” he said, the FMT reported.
Earlier, the Federal Territories Ministrer Datuk Seri Annuaar Musa had said that the KL City Hall would look into having drive-through, pre-order and e-hailing delivery models to replace the conventional bazaars.
On an unrelated matter, Ismail also announced that the Women and Family Development Ministry’s Talian Kasih had received 135 calls related to domestic violence during the Movement Control Order (MCO).
“The police and the Ministry urge the public to report such cases,” Ismail added.