KLANG – Klang residents were seen making preparations by purchasing basic necessities following the recent announcement to place the district under Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) which will take effect from midnight tonight.
A check by Bernama revealed that around the Klang city in particular the Little India enclave at Jalan Tengku Kelana saw many purchasers buying wet food items, causing traffic congestion due to the cars parked at the roadside.
It also found that shops are complying with the standard operating procedure (SOP) by practising physical distancing, taking body temperature before being allowed to enter their outlets and limiting the number of people in the shop.
Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob today announced that the CMCO in Klang, Selangor only involves areas in Klang mukim (sub-district).
As of 12 noon yesterday, Selangor recorded 249 active cases including 73 from the Klang sub-district.
Senior Minister cum International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said the industrial and economic activities in the Klang District are allowed to operate as usual with strict adherence to the standard operating procedures (SOP).
The decision was taken after considering the Klang District as a major industrial centre and a major hub for container ports in Malaysia, with the contribution of trade activities in Port Klang exceeding RM400 billion in 2019.