Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Cops step up watch over interstate travel amid spike in Covid cases

Among others, interstate travel is only allowed for work, medical and educational purposes from Monday to Thursday, while travel for social events is strictly prohibited.

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Interstate travel for work, medical and educational purposes are only allowed from Monday to Thursday, says Deputy Inspector-General of Police Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani.

With the exception of emergency cases, deaths and travel for long-distance married couples, no interstate travel is allowed from Friday to Sunday, he said.

“The police view seriously the increase in the number of new Covid-19 cases over the past four days and have beefed up efforts to curb the spread of the pandemic,” he said in a statement.

He also said interstate travel applications will only be approved for emergency cases and deaths involving immediate family members, that is parents, children and siblings.

He added that interstate travel to attend social events such as weddings and other gatherings is strictly prohibited.

“Interstate travel for social events remains prohibited until after the Aidilfitri festive season,” he said.

On the non-compliance with SOPs at Ramadan bazaars, Acryl Sani said teams would be deployed to all locations to conduct monitoring.

“If the SOPs are not complied with, the police will recommend to the local authorities to stop all business activities,” he said.

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