PUTRAJAYA: Letters from relevant ministries and agencies with expiry on June 14 will still be accepted by the police until the end of the extension of nationwide lockdown on June 28, says the Home Minister.
Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin said the letters that were issued by 12 ministries and agencies were permitted at roadblocks for those under essential services.
“Police carrying out enforcement activities will accept letters and permits to travel until the end of the lockdown on June 28, although the letters expire on June 14,” he said yesterday.
Letters that are accepted as proof for workers to travel from their homes to their workplaces are those issued by the International Trade and Industry Ministry (Miti), Transport Ministry, Plantation Industries and Commodities Ministry, Agriculture and Food Industry Ministry, Communications and Multimedia Ministry, and Home Ministry.
Others are the Energy and Natural Resources Ministry, Housing and Local Government Ministry, Youth and Sports Ministry, Bank Negara, Securities Commission and the police.
The nationwide lockdown will be extended for another two weeks from June 15 to 28 as the high number of Covid-19 cases has yet to be reduced.
In a statement issued yesterday, Miti stated that all businesses which hold the CIMS 3.0 operating approval letter from Miti applied from June 1 onwards need not renew their letters to be able to operate between June 15 and June 28.
“Miti wishes to inform that the letter of approval which was earlier obtained by companies via the Covid-19 Intelligent Management System (CIMS) beginning June 1, 2021, will be valid throughout the extension of the lockdown period from Tuesday (June 15) to Monday (June 28),” said Miti.