KUALA LUMPUR — March 17, 2020: The police has withdrawn its decision to impose inter-state travel restrictions to help check the spread of Covid-19.
According to Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador, this decision was made after an earlier directive had caused congestion at police stations and bus terminals.
The government had on Monday announced a movement control order for 14 days beginning today. It involves restriction on movements and public gatherings, including religious, sports, social and cultural activities.
However, Selangor police today launched the “Op Covid-19” to ensure people adhere to the order.
State CID chief Datuk Fadzil Ahmad said the operation will focus on popular spots, especially in major towns.
All district police will set up roadblocks to ensure that people do not leave their homes without a valid reason.