Review approvals for Ramadan bazaars, says Khairy

Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation Khairy Jamaluddin says it is understandable that people want to go to Ramadan bazaars but they are a social distancing nightmare. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, April 15, 2021.

THE National Security Council (NSC) should re-examine the flexibility given to Ramadan bazaars to open, following the detection of 17 positive Covid-19 cases involving the South African variant B.1.351, said Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation Khairy Jamaluddin.

According to Khairy, the co-ordinating minister for the national Covid-19 immunisation programme, the variant is more deadly than other strains and shows signs of resistance to vaccines.

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