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 – 2,539 vehicles which attempted to make interstate travel to their hometown for Aidilfitri were asked to turn back by the PDRM yesterday.

According to Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, Melaka recorded the highest interstate travel attempts with 886 vehicles, followed by Perak (362) and Penang (284).

The police conducted 154 interstate roadblocks nationwide and inspected 264,280 vehicles yesterday.

“I know that many were trying to make their way back to their hometown yesterday. I leave that to the police.

“I’ve always say, those who managed to go back may not necessary be able to make it back to Kuala Lumpur without being taken actions by the police,” he said.

Meanwhile, on the new detention centre depot Covid-19 cluster, Ismail Sabri said that the spread could be due to the illegal immigrants held at the depot were living in the dormitory and not isolated cells.

However, the Ministry of Health and the Immigration Department had conducted screening on the 1,200 detainees at the Bukit Jalil depot, including 114 officers and relevant people such as the food service providers.

Individuals tested positive of Covid-19 have been isolated and given treatment at the temporary hospital in MAEPS, Serdang. –MalaysiaGazette

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