Covid-19: Trip out to buy food & other essentials now limited to 10-km radius

YOU can still go out to buy food and other essential items during the extended MCO period until April 14 but subject to a 10-km radius.

Written by TheMole

KUALA LUMPUR — April 2, 2020: Any travelling to buy food and other essential items during the extended movement control order (MCO) until April 14 will be limited to a 10-kilometre radius from a person’s home.

A person out for this purpose is also not allowed to be accompanied by others, unless with reasonable grounds. 

Specific reasons for this kind of trip include to buy food, daily necessities, medicines or dietary supplements, to supply or deliver food, to seek healthcare or medical services or to perform duties linked to essential services. 

As for healthcare and medical services, a person can be accompanied by others but travel must also be within a 10-km radius of the person’s residence or to a place closest to it. 

For official duties, an individual must display written permission from the employer if required by enforcement personnel. The same applies to those involved in essential services. 

To restrict the movement of those out to buy food, regulations stipulate that the food outlet owner or the handler, or the person responsible for any food-selling business must only offer drive-through, take-out and delivery services. 

It is further stated that if a person needs to travel from one place to another in any infected area or from one infected area to another for special or specified reasons, that person would need to obtain prior written permission from the police officer in charge at the nearest police station from his or her residence. 



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