Saturday, August 22, 2009

Ramadan Bazaar Patrons Advised To Wear Masks

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 21 (Bernama) -- Ramadan bazaar traders and patrons are advised to wear masks to check the spread of the Influenza A(H1N1).

Kuala Lumpur Mayor Datuk Ahmad Fuad Ismail said they must take the initiative to reduce the risk of spreading the disease because the bazaars normally attracted huge crowds.

He said the Kuala Lumpur City Hall had issued 7,600 trading licences for the ramadan bazaars this year compared with 890 last year.

He advised traders with flu-like symptoms to impose self-quarantine and stay home to avoid spreading the disease to others.

"We can refund their money for the licences (if they cannot trade). There's not need to worry about losing money. They should value their health," he told Bernama on Friday.

The fees for the trading licences vary according to location, with the fee to operate for 21 days in Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman costing RM389. -- BERNAMA

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