‘Only one in thousands of lorry drivers tested positive’


PETALING JAYA: Only one Covid-19 positive case was detected from the thousands of lorry drivers traveling to and from Singapore since March last year, says Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong (pic).

“Since the movement control order was implemented on March 18,2020, the logistics sector has played a large role in moving essential services.

“As such, thousands of lorries ferrying essential goods have been allowed to enter Singapore everyday.

“To date, only one positive Covid-19 case was detected. Congratulations to all Johor Immigration Department personnel, ” Dr Wee said on his Facebook yesterday.

Dr Wee had earlier visited the Johor Immigration Department and met with its director Baharudin Tahir.

“We discussed the strict standard operating procedures imposed on lorry drivers who travel to and from the Johor Causeway and Second Link daily, ” he said.

Dr Wee also raised two appeal cases received by his Ayer Hitam Parliamentary service centre involving a baby and a senior citizen who were unable to return to Singapore.

“It involved foreigners who were unable to return to Singapore owing to the closure of the borders.

“The Johor Immigration officer processed and approved their application to extend their social visit passes immediately owing to the current spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, ” he added.

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