Frontliners can't do it alone in fight against Covid-19, says PJ OCPD

PETALING JAYA: Frontliners need the cooperation of the public in complying with Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOP) during the current movement control order to curb the spread of the virus.

Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Nik Ezanee Mohd Faisal said this, adding that frontliners could not walk alone in the effort to stem the spread of Covid-19.

"All of us have gone through the hardship, fatigue and inconveniences during the first MCO.

"Now is another challenge that we must overcome. Frontliners cannot walk alone as we need the cooperation of everyone," he told reporters after inspecting a roadblock near the Damansara toll plaza on Sunday (Jan 17).

He called on the public to stay home if they have no urgent needs.

"If anyone needs to buy food or necessities, buy at shops located near your houses," he added.

ACP Nik Ezanee said some of the excuses given by motorists at the roadblock were unreasonable.

"Some mentioned they wanted to buy food as far as Shah Alam or Brickfields.

"Petaling Jaya has a lot of restaurants and you could even call a delivery service. Take responsibility and don't venture beyond your housing areas," he urged.

So far the roadblocks and road closures in Petaling Jaya remain, he added.

"A total of 596 officers and personnel are on MCO duty, including part of the compliance operation task force.

"We will issue compounds to SOP violators," he said.

ACP Nik Ezanee said he will make an assessment on the level of compliance in another three or four more days.

"On a Sunday, there are not many vehicles on the road.

"We can observe the level of compliance more clearly during weekdays," he said.

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