Night and morning markets in Melaka will only be allowed to operate after all traders and employees have received two-dose of Covid-19 vaccine, said Melaka Chief Minister Datuk Seri Sulaiman Md Ali.
He said this was to ensure the safety of the public and was in line with the state government’s efforts to achieve herd immunity by October.
“The state government is actively expediting vaccination of the relevant groups through the Retail Industry Vaccination Programme (RiVAC) as well as private collaboration with local authorities (PBT).
Melaka residents who have completed two doses of Covid-19 vaccination are allowed to dine-in effective today.
The decision was announced by the state National Security Council (MKN) in a statement on its official Facebook page today after the Melaka Covid-19 State Special Committee meeting yesterday.
Melaka MKN issued an official statement because state residents were confused about the relaxation to allow dine-in and morning markets operation in the state since yesterday.
Melaka has implemented the targeted movement control order (MCO) involving eight factories in the Ayer Keroh Industrial Area here, for 14 days, effective midnight last night.
State Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) Compliance Committee chairman Ramli Mohd Ali said the targeted MCO enforced following the increase in Covid-19 positive cases in the area.
He said as of yesterday, 354 workers from eight factories, 237 of whom were foreigners have tested positive for Covid-19.
Ramli said five clusters involving workers at the industrial area were also detected, namely the Jalan Usaha 7 Cluster, Jalan Usaha 2 Cluster, Ayer Keroh Industrial Cluster, Jalan P1 Ayer Keroh Cluster and Jalan Sri Raya Cluster.