A construction site on Jalan Ampang where 27 Covid-19 cases were detected amongst its workers two weeks ago has been ordered a 30-day closure notice by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) on Sunday (May 10).
DBKL officers pasted a red notice at the entrance of the site informing the closure of the area and sealed the site with yellow tape.
The notice was issued under Section 70 of the Street and Drainage Act 1974 and takes effect immediately.
A representative from DBKL mentioned that,
“The offence was that they had built temporary accommodation for their workers at the basement of the building (at the construction site) without permission from the mayor of Kuala Lumpur’
Last week, Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa warned developers and contractors that the city will shut down construction sites in the city centre under its by-laws if they fail to ensure their site and workers are free from Covid-19. He also expressed disappointment at some developers who failed to provide proper accommodation or sleeping quarters for their workers.He warned them that if they compromise on their workers’ health, action will be taken against them.
News Credit: The Star Malaysia