Public reminded to not travel interstate during Hari Raya


THE public is reminded to not travel interstate during the conditional movement control order (CMCO) especially during the Hari Raya celebration.

Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said that anyone who flouts the rule and attempt to sneak back to their hometowns for Hari Raya Aidilfitri during the CMCO will not be only asked to turn back, but will also be compounded on the spot.

“We have decided not to allow interstate travel at all. So you do not need to queue at police stations as the police will not allow anyone to travel interstate anymore,” he said in his daily press conference in Putrajaya today.

Ismail Sabri said that earlier, the interstate approval will only be given to those with emergencies.

Travelers are also advised to not move too much in various places as it would increase the possibility Covid-19 spread.

The minister cited a case of a pregnant woman who traveled from a red zone in Selangor to Kelantan this week. 

She was subsequently tested positive for Covid-19 during her regular check up in Kelantan.

The woman, who traveled with her husband and a two-year-old child, wanted to give birth in Kelantan among her family members.

Along the way, the woman was in close contact with 20 people. Kelantan was a Covid-19 green zone prior to the incident.

Ismail Sabri said that as of yesterday, 2,412 cars were caught crossing state borders and were told to turn back.

Earlier, several states have announced that Friday prayers and congregations at mosques will be allowed during the CMCO, subject to set guidelines and certain constraints.

The states are Perlis, Johor, Perak, Negeri Sembilan, Malacca as well as the Federal Territories and includes Sabah and Sarawak where the Yang di-Pertuan Agong is the head of the religion of Islam.