In a statement, Deputy Inspector-General of Police Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani said permission will only be given for travel related to work, medical or education purposes, or emergencies and deaths involving close family members, and for long-distance couples, from Monday to Thursday.
"Travelling on Friday to Sunday is prohibited, except for emergencies, deaths and long-distance couples.
"Travelling interstate for social purposes such as wedding dinners or any kind of event is also strictly prohibited," Acryl Sani added.
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The restrictions will be enforced until after the Hari raya celebrations are over, and those who flout them will be strictly dealt with, he cautioned. Hari Raya falls in the second week of next month.
The top cop further said that police personnel will be mobilised to monitor the crowds at Ramadan bazaars and night markets nationwide to ensure that COVID-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) are abided by.
There has been a spike in the number of COVID-19 numbers in the country of late, with more than 2,000 cases reported daily.
As of yesterday, a total of 377,132 confirmed COVID-19 cases have been reported in the country, with 1,386 deaths.
The global infection and death tally from the coronavirus has surpassed 142 million, and three million, respectively.
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