No overnight stays for Hari Raya visits, says Ismail Sabri


  • Nation
  • Friday, 22 May 2020

PETALING JAYA: Those visiting relatives on the first day of Hari Raya Aidilfitri are not allowed to stay over, says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

The Senior Minister said an overnight visit is not part of the standard operating procedure (SOP) for the Hari Raya celebration during the conditional movement control order (MCO).

"The SOP given is very clear. If, say, Hari Raya falls on May 24, then you are only allowed to visit on May 24.

"If you stay overnight, then it would be the next day and that is against the SOP," he said in his daily briefing here on Friday (May 22).

Ismail said that although the conditions are being relaxed to enable Hari Raya visits, it is still better for people to stay home if possible.

Recently, he had announced that celebrations such as the upcoming Hari Raya, Kaamatan and Gawai would only be allowed to be celebrated on the first day of each festival.

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