KUALA LUMPUR: Police have restricted public access to the Chow Kit Market here, following the Movement Control Order (CPP) extended until April 14.
Starting today, visitors are divided into 30 to 40 groups per group at a time of 20 minutes.
Dang Wangi District Police Chief Assistant Commissioner Mohd Fahmi Visuvanathan Abdullah said every person had to register and be instructed to check the body temperature before obtaining entry.
“This action was taken to enable the people to obey the CPP. This is followed by some who do not keep their distance and do not wear masks when in the market.
“Apart from that, the police also provide a special route for senior citizens who want to go to the market to get their necessities,” he said after reviewing the implementation of the CPP at the Chow Kit Market here today.
He said the market was operating from 6am until 1pm, and after hours visitors were not allowed to be in the area.
“If anyone fails, more drastic action will be taken against them.
“So far we expect more people to come and buy their daily necessities in this market,” he said.
The BH survey found people lined up for 50 meters to get to the market to buy their essentials.
As of 10am today, an estimated 700 visitors lined up to enter the Chow Kit Market.
To date, no arrests have been made by the Dang Wangi District Police Headquarters during the CPP implementation.
Earlier, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced that the CPP would be extended until April 14.