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Covid-19: Interstate travel allowed for Aidiladha

Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

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KUALA LUMPUR, July 27 2020: There will be no ban on interstate travel for the Hari Raya Aidiladha celebration on Friday.

Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob confirmed this during his daily Covid-19 press conference today.

There has been public concern that interstate travel may be banned before Friday following several new Covid-19 cases reported over the past few days.

Ismail Sabri, nonetheless, reminded Malaysians to adhere to the standard operating procedures (SOP) during the celebration.

He said Muslims will have to limit the number of visitors and family members at their homes to a maximum of 20 people at one time.

Those who are currently observing their compulsory 14-days home quarantine are not allowed to participate in the celebration.

Ismail Sabri also said the government has set a maximum limit of 10 sacrificial animals for each location looking to perform sacrificial rituals for the occassion.

The number of sacrificial animals allowed onto approved sites has to also take into account the size of the slaughter area. 

“If the area can fit 10 cows, then they can go ahead. But if an area is only able to fit six animals, they cannot be bringing in more animals into the compound,” he said. 

Ismail Sabri added that despite allowing Muslims to perform the the ritual, the government prefers it to be conducted at slaughter houses under the purview of the Department of Veterinary Services.

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