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.

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