Six vehicles ordered to turn back at Perak border after drivers, passengers found not fully vaxxed

Perak Police Chief Datuk Comm Meor Faridalathrash Wahid.

IPOH (Bernama): Business dealings, a delivery run and visiting an ill family member were among the reasons coughed up by drivers and passengers who were not fully vaccinated against Covid-19 during police checks on interstate travel along the Gerik-Jeli Highway last Friday (Oct 15).

Perak police chief Datuk Mior Faridalathrash Wahid (pic) said six vehicles trying to cross the state’s border at KM9 on the East-West Highway at Sungai Lebey, Gerik, heading towards Kelantan and Kedah, were not allowed to cross the state lines and ordered to turn back.

"These vehicles included a lorry giving the excuse of delivering goods but the police check revealed that the driver and attendant had not been fully vaccinated," he said when contacted by Bernama, here, Sunday (Oct 17).

Meanwhile, he said police patrols showed traffic flow was smooth along the highway with no report of fatalities in accidents from Friday until Sunday.

On the visuals of traffic congestion that had one viral at about 4pm Friday along the Gerik-Jeli Highway heading towards Kelantan at KM1.5, he said the traffic crawl did not last very long.

"The jam was due to people taking the opportunity for holiday travel to Kelantan in conjunction with the Maulidur Rasul celebration beginning on Friday until Tuesday (Oct 19)," he added.

Comm Mior Faridalathrash said the highway troopers were carrying out checks on drivers and passengers in vehicles making the border crossing. - Bernama

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