Cops urge Langkawi-bound holidaymakers to avoid overcrowding


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 22 Aug 2020

KANGAR: Holidaymakers going to Langkawi have been reminded to strictly follow all the standard operating procedure (SOP) underlined by the government.

Kangar OCPD Supt Wari Kiew said all visitors must adhere to the SOP for their own safety.

Too close for comfort: Holidaymakers waiting for the ferry service to resume at the Kuala Perlis Ferry Terminal. — Photo taken from social mediaToo close for comfort: Holidaymakers waiting for the ferry service to resume at the Kuala Perlis Ferry Terminal. — Photo taken from social media

“Wearing of face masks and physical distancing during the recovery movement control order period are important to contain the spread of the virus, ” he said yesterday.

He said this after a picture showing hundreds of holidaymakers at the Kuala Perlis Ferry Terminal went viral on Thursday.During the 9.45am incident, the ferry terminal was packed with holidaymakers for about two hours after the ferry service was disrupted because of low tide.

This had caused an uproar on social media as netizens commented on the lack of physical distancing, which they feared might trigger another cluster.

Supt Wari said the situation was brought under control by 2.30pm when the ferry service resumed after the tide rose.

“During peak hours, we have at least 12 personnel there to monitor the situation. This weekend, I urge the public to give their full cooperation in our effort to break the chain of infection, ” he said.

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