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Covid-19: Rapid KL ordered not to end social distancing

Written by TheMole

KUALA LUMPUR — June 9, 2020: Rapid KL has been told by the government not to end the social distancing imposed at its stations and on board its trains because the authority to end any condition relating to the Covid-19 pandemic lies solely with the National Security Council.

This was made clear today by Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob at his daily press briefing. 

Rapid Rail CEO Abdul Hadi Amran has earlier today announced that the Kelana Jaya, Ampang/Seri Petaling LRT lines and Sungai Buloh-Kajang MRT lines will stop social distancing on trains and stations, thus allowing Rapid KL to resume full operations tomorrow.

But sanitisation will continue as usual and standard operating procedures (SOPs) on health and safety are still in place.

According to Hadi, the Transport Ministry had issued SOPs for all rail services, with the exception of the ETS and KTM intercity, to operate at 100 per cent capacity.

Thus Rapid KL will from tomorrow be able to cater to its 750,000 daily passengers, which has been its regular load.

Hadi also said that the precautionary measures still in place include temperature screening for all staff and passengers, with anyone having a temperature of above 37.5 degrees Celsius barred from entering a station.

The wearing of face masks is also compulsory for everyone.



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