Melaka balik kampung interstate travel ban Aidilfitri Raya Picture for representational purposes only. PIX: IQBAL BASRI / MalaysiaGazette / 26 MARCH 2020 Aidilfitri interstate travel
Picture for representational purposes only. PIX: IQBAL BASRI / MalaysiaGazette / 26 MARCH 2020

By Norlaile Abd Rahman

KUALA LUMPUR – More vehicles try to make interstate travel as the Aidilfitri is approaching.

According to Senior Minister (Security Cluster), Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, 1,175 vehicles tried to cross state borders at the excuse of returning to their hometown were ordered to go home by the police yesterday.

The police conducted 148 road blocks at interstate borders nationwide and inspected 156,096 vehicles.

“Many people are still trying to make interstate travel to celebrate Aidilfitri despite various advice have been given.

“They would definitely be instructed by the PDRM to turn back.

“I hope that they do not need to try to make interstate travel as they will not make it through. It is also a hassle for them when they are instructed to go home,” he said during a news conference today.

Meanwhile, he announced that the issues surrounding higher learning institution students from Sabah who cannot return to their hometowns have been resolved.

He said, the issue happened when the mandatory 14-day quarantine centre in Sabah could not bear the capacity of the students arriving at the state.

“However, MOH, KPT and the collaboration of the Sabah State Government had decided to conduct a mandatory Covid-19 screening on the students before they depart home.

“Those tested negative of Covid-19 will be allowed to continue with their journey. Meanwhile, those tested positive of Covid-19 will be sent to the hospital for treatment,” he added. –MalaysiaGazette

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