Couples tying marriage knot are allowed to travel interstate

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PUTRAJAYA JUNE 2: Couples who wish to tie a knot through marriage solemnization are now able to travel interstate with the permission of the police.

The marriage that involves inter-state travel should comply with the standard operating procedure (SOP) like adhering to social distancing, no handshakes, and the presence of not more than 20 people.

Earlier inter-state travel is only allowed for emergency cases like death, medical and work purposes, and for distant married couples.

The permission for couples to travel interstate is one of the five decisions made by the Ministers’ Special Meeting on the Implementation of the Conditional Control Movement Order (CCMO) held here today.

Security and Senior Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, the decision was made following requests from couples who wish to marry but involving interstate travel.

“The meeting has also decided to allow wedding photographers to resume operations but limited only to pre-wedding photography and wedding solemnization or “Akad nikah” and tantamount to SOP that has been set.

“However to hold a wedding ceremony is still not permitted,” Ismail said in his daily press conference held here today.

The meeting has also agreed to allow filming activities to resume effective from June 10 by complying with the SOPs like social distancing and adhering to personal cleanliness at all times.

According to Ismail, 304 from 7,000 Children’s Nursery (TASKA) have been in operation following the basic SOP that has been approved by the government.

“Today at the special meeting, the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development (KPWKM) have presented the SOP that has been updated on the operations of the TASKA.

“With the updated SOP, 6,696 TASKA are able to immediately resume its operation. The operators of TASKA could refer to the KPWKM website and the Social Welfare Department for further details.” Ismail added.

Ismail added, the SOP for the mosques and the group prayers (jemaah) and the religious activities in worship places will be presented in the meeting held on June 6.

Besides that Ismail said, the SOP for a barber shop and evening market will be presented at the same meeting on Saturday. –Malaysia World News

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