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Health experts question wisdom in mass Klang Valley mall closures just before Aidilfitri

The closure of major malls and supermarkets owing to their inclusion in the Hotspot Identification by Dynamic Engagement (HIDE) system could be ill-judged due to Aidilfitri this week, said health experts.

The government suddently ordered the simultaneous three-day closures during the weekend just before Aidilfitri - typically a peak shopping period when Muslim families purchase items needed for their celebrations - and giving little time for shoppers to react.