Children not encouraged to go to the super markets, says Minister

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PUTRAJAYA MAY 11: Several new clusters of positive COVID-19 surfaced recently after the employers made all workers undergo swab tests before resuming their work under the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) that started May 5.

Security Senior Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, the 12 foreign workers at a building site in Setia Alam were detected positive COVID-19 after they have done their swab tests.

Malaysian government might add in the SOP that children are not allowed in super markets which are enclosed areas if parents are adamant, according to Security Senior Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

“Currently there is no provision in the Act 342 that says children are barred to enter super markets but it is the responsibility of the parents to take care of their children’s health and safety,” he said responding to a comment that many parents take their children to the malls and super markets since the enforcement of CMCO.

The Minister also highlighted that the borders have been strictly guided against the entry of illegal migrants from neighbouring countries.

Ismail said, the Malaysian Armed Forces, Royal Police of Malaysia and other agencies have formed an integrated force to combat illegal migrants from entering through the borders.

“The authorities have identified the “lorong tikus” or the secret routes for illegal migrants to enter for example in Lahad Datu and Semporna in Sabah.

“What the government has done after the MCO was enforced was able to curb the illegal migrants from entering the borders,”he said

Regarding the inter-state travel that ended on May 10, Ismail said, the government has approved 401,253 applications via Gerak Malaysia apps and manual police forms.

However he said, 109,309 permissions have been granted through Gerak Malaysia apps and 1,388 permits through the police manual forms for those stranded in Selangor, Negeri Sembilan and Terengganu to go back to their houses. –Malaysia World News.


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