Over 10k people cross M’sia-Singapore border using RGL, PCA

JOHOR BARU: The number of travellers using the Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) and Periodic Commuting Arrangement (PCA) to cross between Malaysia and Singapore via the Causeway and Second Link has surpassed the 10,000 mark.

Johor health and environment committee chairman R. Vidyananthan (pic) said both countries have been implementing the two schemes which allowed Malaysians and Singaporeans to travel between the two countries on Aug 17.

“Until Tuesday (Oct 27), the number of travellers using the RGL is at 1,749, while those under the PCA stand at 9,717.

“From the total figure, only one Covid-19 positive case has been detected under the PCA scheme, ” he said in a statement here on Wednesday (Oct 28).

The latest figure showed a slight increase in travellers using the two links compared to Oct 13 which recorded 1,355 and 8,077 using the RGL and PCA passes respectively.

RGL will allow 400 Malaysians and Singaporeans to travel to and from the two countries every week, but this is restricted to official travel and important business matters.

PCA will allow some 2,000 Malaysians and Singaporeans with long-term work permits to cross the Causeway and the Second Link every day.

Meanwhile, Vidyananthan said Johor has recorded 37 cumulative cases of travellers that have a history of travelling into Sabah as of Tuesday.

He added that the state Health Department still continued to carry out preventive and control measures in handling Covid-19 cases, with screenings being carried out at entry points at Senai International Airport.

“The department is still actively doing screenings by putting wristbands and conducting Covid-19 tests for those coming in from Sabah, ” he said.

On the Kempas cluster, Vidyananthan also said the number of cumulative cases stood at 30 cases involving seven colleagues, 15 of their family members, five of their relatives and three students.

He said so far, 413 close contacts have been identified in Johor, Selangor and Melaka, with 240 testing negative while 173 were still waiting for their respective results.

“This brings the total number of Covid-19 cases reported in the state to 879 cases with 50 active cases, 808 recovery cases and 21 deaths, ” he said, adding that eight new cases were reported on Monday (Oct 26).

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