POLICE are warning Putrajaya visitors to adhere to the Covid-19 standard operating procedure or risk being slapped with a compound.
The administrative capital received a high number of visitors over the weekend, with Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Putrajaya having transitioned to Phase Two of the National Recovery Plan (NRP) on Sept 10 which allowed inter-district travel.
Putrajaya district police chief ACP A. Asmadi Abdul Aziz said they had anticipated a high number of outsiders, given the removal of roadblocks.
“The increase in leisure activities is not exclusive to Putrajaya.
“Other areas in the Klang Valley are also seeing a high number of people at recreational sites and business premises.
“As such, we are advocating continued adherence to SOP, especially at places where there is a high concentration of people,” he said.
Asmadi advised the people to avoid crowded locations and choose to visit recreational areas closer to home.
“We understand that people have been confined to their homes for a long time but they should use the opportunity wisely to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
“Police will not hesitate to issue compounds if the breach in SOP goes out of control,” he said.
Deputy Federal Territory Minister Datuk Seri Jalaluddin Alias also went on a walkabout at precincts 3, 4 and 5 on Sunday to see the situation for himself.
On his Facebook page, he noted that there were many people at Putrajaya Corporation Complex grounds and Dataran Putrajaya.
“I advised them to behave responsibly.
“Overall I am satisfied with the SOP adherence of the visitors.”
Jalaluddin said leisure activities such as picnics and dining out could strengthen family relations.
He said this was affected due to the prolonged Covid-19 pandemic and ensuing lockdown.
“As such, when inter-district travel opened, people seized the opportunity to indulge in recreational activities,” he said.