The Klang District turns into an almost deserted quiet town since the first day of the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO). Despite being one of Selangor’s busiest and most densely-populated areas. It bores an air of desolation yesterday.
Even during the busiest peak hour, the main roads were noticeably devoid of traffic. In spite of chocking with full traffic normally.
Besides, the noticeable presence of police roadblocks set up to prevent unnecessary movement of people. This is to control the movement of the public on the spike of COVID-19 cases in the town.
2. Police Duties
Police also conducted street checks to ensure that establishments.
This is especially in populated areas. For example, in malls, eateries and grocery stores. TO ensure the public adheres to the standard operating procedures and registered details of their customers.
3. The Attitude of the Public
According to the New Straits Times, at several premises showed a high compliance rate by traders and customers. It is noticed that people who wore masks and sanitised their hands. Apart from that, it is also essential to record details and have their temperature measured before entering the premises.
4. Food Delivery Services
Demand for food delivery services appeared to have increased. As such, Foodpanda and GrabFood riders were spotted making a beeline for shopping malls and restaurants where several popular eateries are located.
Aeon Mall Bukit Tinggi, one of the country’s largest shopping malls with more than 200 stores, had only a small number of visitors yesterday.
5. The Crowd
Most of the people crowded the mall on Wednesday evening (following the CMCO announcement) and yesterday (Thursday) to buy their essentials and groceries.
Restaurants and cafes at the mall were opened only for delivery and takeout, while seating areas were closed off to the public. Finding a parking spot here was also became more convenient.
However, there is no drop in sales as food premises have been busy with GrabFood and Foodpanda deliveries since morning.
On top of that, all standard operating procedures are strictly observed to ensure the safety of our customers and employees.”
6. Other Places
Other usually populated areas around Centro Mall, Taman Sentosa and Klang town were also deserted.
Implementation of closure in places of worship (temples, mosques and churches), schools and non-essential stores, such as furniture shops and lighting stores.
7. Comments from the Public
A full-time Grab driver, who wanted to be known only as Ee, 60, said his income had dropped significantly.
He said he earned only RM20 up to 5 pm since he hit the road at 8 am yesterday.
“I usually earn close to RM300 daily. But there has hardly been any bookings today. I’m afraid I’ll have to use up my savings as I did during the Movement Control Order.”
More information about :
- RED ZONES: Schools in Klang and 3 other districts closed from Oct 8
- More Enforcement Needed for COVID19 Rising Cases
- Details on CMCO in Klang
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