As Klang Valley enters the Phase 2 of the National Recovery Plan (NRP) starting 10 September, there were a set of of SOP relaxations that were given to the fully vaccinated individuals.
Over the weekends, popular places for visit in Klang Valley were crowded with people as they flex their newfound freedom to the fullest.
Recently, a netizen shared a video on TikTok, showing how crowded the Sungai Pisang waterfall while hordes of people having a splashing good time. Those who gathered at the waterfall can be seen flaunting the SOP with no social distancing too.
Some can even be seen without a face mask, while they chatting loudly with one another.
Netizens were shocked by the video and then criticized those who flaunted the SOP as if Covid-19 had been eradicated from the nation. Some also highlighted that the management had failed to limit the number of visitors to prevent overcrowding.
The incident had alarmed the police to the extend where Bukit Aman Internal Security and Public Order Department (KDNKA) Deputy Director, Datuk Mastor Mohd Ariff had warned the public that they will not hesitate to shut down the recreational areas if the place gets too crowded and out of control.
He said the police will continue monitor the people’s SOP compliance at all places, including the beaches, fields, streets, hills and even in restaurants.
“We don’t plan to close down public places found to be overcrowded because we have checked and found that the visitors came from the same bubble. We will only increase monitoring of the area.”
“PDRM is aware of public enthusiasm to have fun in rivers, fields and beaches, especially those from Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya. As such, we will continue to monitor and make announcements from time to time with reminders so that they abide by the SOP and social distancing.” he said in a statement yesterday (13 September), as reported by The Star.
Meanwhile, he said the police will be working with the RELA under Ops Patuh to conduct scheduled monitoring in areas which are expected to be the focal point.
Mastor then advised the public to be disciplined in abiding by health guidelines and remember that the authorities are always on the watch to ensure everybody follows the SOP.
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