All interstate travellers from MCO areas using public transport must get police permission, says Dr Wee

PETALING JAYA: Travellers from movement control order (MCO) areas must obtain police permission before using public transport to cross state lines, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong (pic).

The Transport Minister said interstate travellers, like those from the six Selangor districts under MCO, should also comply with station employees or authorities when asked to show their travel permission letters.

"All passengers and public transport services staff are reminded to always adhere to the guidelines set by the National Security Council and the Health Ministry regarding the MCO.

"I would also like to remind passengers to get valid permission from the police before performing interstate travel.

"Comply with station employees or the authorities if you are asked to show a release letter from your employer as well," said Dr Wee in a statement on Facebook on Thursday (May 6).

Dr Wee added that train services will operate at full capacity and passengers must put on face masks as well as adhere to physical distancing.

He also reminded commuters to scan their MySejahtera or write down their details in the provided logbooks.

The MCO, which is in effect from May 6 to 17 for six districts in Selangor and from May 7 to 20 for Kuala Lumpur, puts a ban on inter-district travel for non-work or non-essential purposes.

Interstate travel has been prohibited except with police permission since the reimposition of the MCO in January this year, following a surge in Covid-19 cases.

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