Dr Wee: Just one Covid-19 case detected among thousands of Singapore-Malaysia lorry drivers since first MCO


Photo from official Facebook account of Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong

PETALING JAYA: There has been only one case of Covid-19 detected out of the thousands of lorry drivers travelling to and from Singapore since March last year, says Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.

“Since the movement control order was implemented in March 18,2020, the logistics sector has played a large role in moving 'essential services'.

“As such, thousands of lorry ferrying essential goods have been allowed to enter Singapore every day.

“To date, only one Covid-19 positive case was detected. Congratulations to all Johor Immigration Department personnel, ” he said in his Facebook post on Sunday (May 9).

Dr Wee’s post comes after his visit to the Johor Immigration Department to meet up with its director.

“This morning (May 9), we discussed the strict SOP compliance imposed on lorry drivers who travel to and from the Johor Causeway and Second Link daily, ” he said.

Dr Wee also raised two appeal cases received by his Ayer Hitam Parliamentary Service Centre involving a baby and a senior citizen who were unable to return to Singapore.

“It involved foreigners (a baby and a senior citizen, who were unable to return to Singapore owing to closure of the borders.

“The Johor Immigration officer processed and approved their application to extend their social visit passes immediately owing to the current spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, ” he added.

Dr Wee commended Johor Immigration Department personnel who served as frontliners to help the rakyat despite the challenges faced due to the current pandemic situation.

Article type: free
User access status:
   

Next In Nation

Govt to study financial aid package for phase 2 of NRP
Frontliners in transportation sector to start getting vaccinated from next week, says Dr Wee
Nancy Shukri's mother passes away
SOP violations: 32 issued with compound notices for playing badminton in JB
Education Minister lauds move to vaccinate students sitting for exams
Centenarian gets vaccinated, thanks to Ipoh Timur MCA team
Ongkili: Changing government amid pandemic is irresponsible
Rice production allowed to go full steam during lockdown, says Agriculture Ministry
Covid-19: 60 fatalities bring death toll to 4,202
Grab fine judicial review: MyCC seeks leave to appeal against Court of Appeal's decision

Stories You'll Enjoy


Vouchers