No hiking, jogging for now, say police


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  • Friday, 20 Mar 2020

KUALA LUMPUR: No hiking, jogging and recreational activities are allowed during the movement control order (MCO), says the police.

Cheras OCPD Asst Comm Mohamed Mokhsein Mohamed Zon said people should exercise at home for the time being.

“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.

“Its only for two weeks. Once the order is lifted, you can resume your daily activities as usual, ” he told reporters after conducting patrols to spread awareness on the MCO in Cheras yesterday.

ACP Mohamed Mokhsein said he had received several inquiries on the matter since the MCO began.

He also said that the police have also identified several mosques in the district that will make announcements through their loudhailers to advise the public (about the MCO) before prayers.

“Our patrols, to date, showed that people in the district are taking the order seriously.

“We only found people going out to buy their daily essentials at the various supermarkets, ” he said.

ACP Mohamed Mokhsein said besides patrols, they would be setting up roadblocks to check on vehicles as this would also act as a deterrent for criminals and allow the police to nab those on wanted list.

Separately, Wangsa Maju OCPD Supt Rajab Ahad Ismail said the police was stepping up patrols in the Wangsa Maju area to prevent robbery and theft during the MCO period.

“So far, no break-ins or thefts have occurred at the closed premises.

“We will do our part to ensure that safety and security is preserved during this period, ” he told reporters at a roadblock near Kampung Pandan yesterday.

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