Police tighten approval for interstate travel as cases spike

KUALA LUMPUR: Bukit Aman has tightened approval for interstate travel due to the increase in Covid-19 cases.

Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Acryl Sani Abdullah said interstate travel would only be allowed for work, emergencies, deaths (involving immediate family members), medical reasons, education and between married couples living apart.

All other reasons stated will only be approved for travel between Monday and Thursday. Any journeys planned from Friday to Sunday will not be approved, except for emergencies, deaths and long-distance relationships.

He said interstate travel for social reasons such as kenduri, weddings, ceremonies or parties would not be allowed.

“This arrangement will go on until after Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

“Those who do not comply will face stern action, ” he said.

Meanwhile, on public non-compliance with the SOP at Ramadan bazaars and pasar malam, Acryl Sani said all OCPDs and compliance operation task force teams would be deployed to such locations.

“If non-compliance is seen, the police will advise the local governments to stop business activities in the areas concerned, ” he added.

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