Traders Warn Of Fresh Food Supply Disruption In Shah Alam, Subang & Damansara After Wet Markets Closure
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After the closure of PJ Old Town wet market at Jalan Othman on 27th April, traders have warned that supply of fresh food in the district could be affected.
The Taman Megah wet market in Petaling Jaya was also ordered to close over the weekend.
Authorities shut down the two wet markets after a seafood trader from the old town market and a vegetable seller from the Taman Megah market each tested positive with Covid-19 over the weekend.
The markets are expected to remain closed for 5 days while screening and sanitation works are carried out.
Malay Mail reports that traders are warning that this will most likely disrupt fresh produce supply in Shah Alam, Subang and Damansara areas.
A poultry trader told the news site that the PJ Old Town Market, also known as Pasar Besar Jalan Othman, serves these areas as a wholesale market. Those in Sungei Way and parts of Petaling are also dependent on this market for fresh produce.
Traders have been encouraged to sell their produce online as the uncertainty of Covid-19 affects their business.
Petaling District Disaster Management Committee urged anyone who visited the Jalan Othman market from 5th to 18th April and in contact with the seafood traders to get tested for Covid-19 at the Taman Medan or Kelana Jaya SS6 health clinics.
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