Ismail Sabri: 95% compliance rate on the sixth day of MCO


PUTRAJAYA: Authorities have recorded better compliance of the movement control order (MCO) among the public, with a 95% compliance rate on the sixth day of the order.

Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said this was an improvement from what was recorded on March 22, which was 92%.

"We can see that roads are clear because the public are staying home.

"We are pleased to see improvements in the compliance rate," he said on Tuesday (March 24).

He said that police held 1,029 roadblocks and checked 163,687 vehicles nationwide on Monday.

The police and army, who are working together to enforce the MCO also held 2,481 surprise checks and 1,179 public announcements on March 22 alone.

Ismail Sabri said the current trend now is that people who have left cities on the onset of the MCO to their respective hometowns are making their way back.

"This cannot be done. As what we have advised the public, they need to stay put at home. Those who have left for their hometowns cannot come back to the cities (as yet).

They must remain in their kampung," he said.

The Defence Minister said that authorities have conducted roadblocks at 23 toll plazas to prevent people from returning to the cities.

"Please don't make plans to come back to the city because the police won't allow this," he said.

He also said that police and army personnel will be asked to help control the crowd at banks and ATMs as people are expected to make a beeline there to cash out their pay.

Ismail Sabri said the authorities will help ensure that those queuing up to do their banking need to practise social distancing.

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