Police: Exercise at home, refrain from recreational activities during MCO period

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have urged the public to refrain from hiking, jogging and other recreational activities during the movement control order (MCO) period.

Cheras OCPD Asst Comm Mohamed Mokhsein Mohamed Zon (pic) said he had received several inquiries on the matter since the MCO was in force.

"For the time being, just exercise at home. The Prime Minister's announcement was quite clear on the matter. The public should not go hiking, jogging, cycling or do any other health-related activities outdoors.

"It's only for two weeks. Once the order is lifted, you can resume your daily activities," he told reporters after conducting patrols to spread awareness on the MCO in his district on Thursday (March 19).

Riding a motorcycle patrol unit, ACP Mohamed Mokhsein and other policemen, together with personnel from the Information Department patrolled areas including Taman Maluri, Bandar Sri Permaisuri, Bandar Tasik Selatan and Taman Mulia.

"Our patrols today showed that people in the district are taking the MCO seriously.

"We only found people out to buy their daily essentials at the various supermarkets. We advised them to keep good hygiene, avoid touching their faces as well as to only go out when necessary, or for emergencies," he said.

ACP Mohamed Mokhsein said beside patrols, they would also be setting up roadblocks to check vehicles and advise road users to adhere to the MCO.

"The roadblocks will also act as a deterrent for criminals and allow us to apprehend anyone on the wanted list.

"We have also identified several mosques in the district where we will make announcements through their loudhailers to advise the public before prayers."

On Thursday, another 110 new Covid-19 cases were reported, bringing the total to 900.

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