Here are some quick facts you ought to know about the lockdown, and its related restrictions:
- Inspector-General of Police Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani said one-third of the 800 roadblocks deployed nationwide during the lockdown will be mobile.Besides, cops will also identify areas and lanes used for travelling and close them if needed. Spot checks will also be increased in rural areas as compliance to standard operating procedures (SOPs) there is generally lower.
- Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and Cabinet ministers will not receive three months of their salaries beginning June, as the collective amount will be channelled to the National Disaster Relief Trust Fund to cover Covid-19 related expenses, the premier announced in a televised address last night.
- Muhyiddin said that the national immunization programme is also expected to be completed by December this year, ahead of the original schedule next year.
- No social activities are allowed. As for economic activities, only certain essential sectors are allowed to operate.
- The 10km radius travel restriction is back in force, and the capacity of private vehicles has also been limited to two people from the same household. For medical purposes, three people from the same household, including the patient, will be allowed.
- Interstate and inter-district travel bans remain and long-distance married couples will not be accorded the privilege to visit each other during the two weeks. The only expection for such travels are only emergencies, such as deaths or visiting ailing immediate family members.
- Those travelling interstate or inter-district for their vaccinaton appointments does not have to have police permit. They just have to show the vaccination appointment on their MySejahtera appointment to the authorities to get through.
These are just some quick facts that may help you follow the rules this coming two weeks.
Let's all follow the set rules and beat COVID-19 together!
As of yesterday, there are a total of 572,357 COVID-19 cases in the country, and 2,796 deaths from the disease.
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