KUALA LUMPUR: City police have deployed personnel to conduct checks and roadblocks on individuals who do not adhere to the movement control order (MCO), says Comm Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim.
The Kuala Lumpur police chief said police personnel and officers advised those out and about to stay at home except if they were working in essential services, listed by the National Security Council.
"We will continue to monitor all aspects of security, and we are committed to enforce the control order throughout its duration from March 18 until March 31.
"The efforts are done to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic," he said in a statement on Thursday (March 19).
In a separate development, Comm Mazman said police had detected an article in a Chinese language paper on KL police personnel infected with the virus.
"We stressed that any case involving the virus must be referred to the Health Ministry to avoid any overlapping of data.
"We hope the media will be responsible in reporting news from credible sources and not quote any police officer without his or her knowledge," he said.
He also called on the people to cooperate and comply with the control order for the good of society as a whole.
"Those with questions can contact the KL police hotline at 03-2115 9999 or any nearby police station," he said.
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