No balik kampung these two weeks, please

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 17 Mar 2020

PETALING JAYA: Inter-state travel and going back to your "kampung" (hometown) for a holiday is not advised during the two week movement control order to curb the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

Universiti Malaya dean of faculty of medicine, Prof Datuk Dr Adeeba Kamarulzaman, said people should stay put wherever they were.

"No, the answer is No. Stay put wherever you are.

"The whole idea of this Restricted Movement Order is to... restrict movement... to minimise human contact that can spread the virus. Social distancing is the fancy term for it," she said in a tweet on Tuesday (March 17).

Along with the tweet was a video clip of her being interviewed by Astro Awani on the subject.

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin had on Monday night (March 16) declared that the entire country would be on a movement control order starting from March 18-31 to deal with the rise in Covid-19 cases.

He said the decision was made under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 and the Police Act 1967.

He added that the prohibition of movement and mass assembly nationwide would include all religious, sports, social and cultural activities.

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