Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin had released a statement yesterday (28 May), saying that the Full Movement Control Order (MCO) will be implemented across Malaysia starting 1 June.
Instead of staying at their homes, it is believed that the public rather spend this time with their families at their hometown. As a result, massive traffic jams had built up at major highways, for example, the Karak and PLUS highways.
Despite the advices from the Health Director-General, Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah to only go out when it is necessary, Malaysians had just did the opposite, by going back to hometown and risk spreading the virus even more.
Disappointed with the public’s actions, Dr Noor Hisham had taken it to his Facebook page, asking the public “Where’s your destination this weekend?”
He even took screenshots of the long queue of cars at the roadblocks erected at both the Gombak and Sungai Besi toll plazas.
He then said “Mass movement is still happening even though inter-district and state travel had been prohibited. This action brings the Covid-19 virus from one area to another and it does not help in our efforts to contain Covid-19.”
In addition, he said that the health system in Malaysia is already at its limits and it could “paralyse” if the cases increase further.
Meanwhile, according to FMT, Gombak Police Chief, Arifai Tarawe said that he do not believe that the public were traying to avoid the lockdown. He added that he was at the scene from 9.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m today (29 May) and he noted that most of the motorist had letters from their employers or the police.
During the operations, he noted only 14 vehicles were ordered to turn around.
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