Health Minister may consider organising a Drive-Thru or an Online Ramadan Bazaar!


Selangor has canceled the annual Ramadan bazaars in the concern of the COVID-19 pandemic joining in with three other states Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, and Terengganu. With that, the health ministry says it may consider innovating the new idea of organizing a ‘drive-thru Ramadan bazaars or online bazaars’.

He also mentioned what they want now is to prevent large gatherings and continue to impose social distancing among the people so the ministry welcomes such innovative ideas that could help to prevent exposing people to the virus. As during the fasting month, there will be a huge number of gatherings over prayers, breaking of fast gatherings and food bazaars.


However, Datuk Noor Hisham also added that the ministry will refer to its own guidelines before deciding on the proposals as many people, including the health experts, have cautioned against having Ramadan bazaars. The first day of Ramadan is expected to fall on 23 April which is after the end of current enhanced movement control orders on 14 April but it will still be a concern whether it will or not be extended again.

With that said, there is a total of 2,908 new confirmed COVID-19 reported cases in Malaysia. So let’s keep our daily hygiene routines going on and continue to stay home to fight this together. Do stay tuned for more local news updates on!