The purpose of the Conditional Movment Control Order (CMCO) is to protect the people from a further widespread of the deadly Covid-19 virus. That means we should only go out when utterly necessary, avoid crowds and maintain social distancing.
Unfortunately, it seems that we are not as concerned for our own well beings compared to the government’s efforts.
Cikgu (@Aweeff) took to his Twitter page to showcase a packed Ramadhan bazaar in Shah Alam. Though, it’s ridiculously dangerous to conduct such business during the coronavirus season, he also sympathised for the struggling vendors who are just looking to make a living.
Punyalah sesak Shah Alam tadi ingatkan ada apa, rupanya orang ramai dah mula meniaga seperti bazar Ramadan, kemain meriah lagi macam² dijual, pengunjung pun ramai.
Bila dah ramai sangat, penjarakan sosial pun gagal. pic.twitter.com/Yqcn6JIrn6
— Cikgu (@Aweeff) May 18, 2020
He wrote, “Shah Alam was congested earlier. I didn’t know what was going on, it turns out that many have started setting up shop like a Ramadhan bazaar. It was lively as they were selling all kinds of items and there were many visitors. When the crowd becomes too big, even social distancing will fail.”
Not only is the amount of people at the bazaar considerably concerning but based on the images showcased, there are even visitors and vendors who are not wearing masks.
“Vendors are among those who are badly effected by the MCO as they rely on daily income. I’m sure they are desperate and are in a dilemma. If they don’t carry on with their business, what are their families going to eat at home? BPN money isn’t enough, it is only adequate for a little while.
“People who are receiving salaries will not understand how desperate these vendors would be to continue life. Ditelan mati emak, diluah mati bapa (Between the devil and the deep sea). Let’s pray for the vendors and the visitors. May everyone adhere to social distancing and constantly wash their hands,” he added.
It’s truly scary to see so many people casually strolling through the bazaar but it is also sad to think about how these vendors could be struggling behind the scenes if they were not allowed to open shop.
We genuinely hope that the authorities at least figure out a way for these vendors to carry on with their businesses while maintaining standards of procedures to ensure all parties remain safe from the Covid-19 virus.
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