Malaysia allows all public transports including airplanes to operate in full capacity

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PUTRAJAYA JUNE 17: Public transports including e-hailing, taxis, trains, ferries, light rail transit (LRT), and airplanes are now allowed to operate in full capacity by complying with the standard operating procedure (SOP) set by the government.

Security and Senior Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, the government decided to allow the public transport to resume operations with full capacity after the Ministry of Transport presented the SOPs at the Special Ministers’ Meeting on the Implementation of Movement Control Order (MCO) today.

Ismail said the e-hailing and taxis could operate any time while the number of passengers will depend on the capacity of the vehicle.

“The passengers should use MySejahtera apps to ease the contact tracing process and cashless payment is also encouraged. To put on facial masks are compulsory for all passengers and the drivers” he said at the press conference here today

Ismail said, express buses could also operate without a time limit but the operators will have to register the passengers via MySejahtera apps or write their details manually.

The passengers and the driver should wear masks at all times and the body temperature of passengers should also be taken before they go on board.

“All passengers should put on masks and those without; the bus should supply or sell the masks to them. The bus should be sanitized after each trip is completed.

“For public buses, ferries, trains and LRT that are allowed to operate in full capacity but at the same time allowing some passengers to stand; the passengers in this situation should adhere to social distancing.

“The SOPs that have been set by the government should adhere at all times including wearing masks, download MySejahtera apps, and the use of hand sanitizer,” Ismail added.

Meanwhile, for airplanes, Ismail said, the body temperature of all passengers should be taken and it is compulsory for all passengers to put on facial masks.

Ismail said the ministers’ meeting had also allowed private cars to carry passengers not from the same family depending on the capacity of the vehicle. All the passengers will have to put on facial masks.

On another development, Ismail advised the people not to rush to go back to the home towns as the number of vehicles going through the Plus Highway had increased to 2.04 million yesterday compared to 1.2 million the day before.

He said, on the Karak Highway, the number of vehicles went up to 85,985 yesterday compared to 37,789 the day before.

Ismail said, according to the police reports, the deaths in road accidents are on the rise since the inter-state travel is permitted under the enforcement of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO).

Ismail said the people are also advised to adhere to the SOP at the rest and recreational places including the “surau”, food stalls, and the public toilets.

He added, the Task Force Operations’ Compliance team will always be at the public places to monitor the SOPs compliances. –Malaysia World News


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