No need for roadblocks in Alor Setar despite enhanced MCO, say cops


  • Nation
  • Friday, 18 Sep 2020

ALOR SETAR (Bernama): There is no need to conduct roadblocks around Alor Setar city despite the Kota Setar district having been placed under an enhanced movement control order (MCO).

Alor Setar district police chief Asst Comm Nor Azman Mohd Noor said police are monitoring the area, including conducting round-the-clock patrols.

"We have surveillance and patrol teams on duty every day. They will conduct checks on vehicles, individuals and premises, and respond to other incidents as well.

"We also have a district control centre to monitor complaints and calls.

“The traffic department also carried out operations to ensure drivers are not committing road offences,” he said when contacted Friday (Sept 18), adding that residents have also complied with the directive to stay at home.

ACP Nor Azman said this following claims that residents in Alor Setar were still moving around freely in the city despite the enhanced MCO.

The enhanced MCO is being enforced in the Kota Setar district from Sept 11-25 following the increase in Covid-19 positive cases involving the Sungai and Tawar clusters.

Meanwhile, ACP Nor Azman said a total of 142 compounds were issued as of Thursday (Sept 17) against those who violated the directive and standard operating procedures on the enhanced MCO. – Bernama

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