KUALA LUMPUR OCT.12: The people are reminded that even though road blocks have been lifted following inter-state travel are allowed starting yesterday but the Royal Police Malaysia (RPM) will continue to monitor including checking at random under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases 1988 Act (Act 342).
Senior Defence Minister, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said, the police monitoring activities will be implemented via mobile road blocks, snap check, monitor at the rest and recreation (R&R) places and road blocks in Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) areas.
Hishammuddin said, the Police have been instructed to carry out the checking seriously and strictly to ensure the people will continue to be disciplined and not take lightly the benefits from the permission granted to travel inter-state.
“Besides inter-state travel the government has also granted permission for the people to go abroad without MyTravel Pass but they have to remember that they are bonded by the guidelines and procedures set by the Ministry of Health (MOH) and have to undergo compulsory quarantine once they reach home.
“The standard operating procedures (SOP) are still being enforced and all parties have to adhere to all the procedures for the good of oneself and others around,” Hishammuddin said in a press conference held at the Parliament here today.
Hishammuddin added, the Fifth Ministers’ Quartet COVID-19 Meeting held today has also studied in detail the implementation of the guidelines of the ventilation and the air quality as this is important to control the spreading of virus that is in the air especially around the premises.
The Senior Minister stressed that the companies and industries are reminded to adhere to the guidelines and ensure the working space has good ventilation system.
Meanwhile the meeting has also studied on three focuses in the Reopening Safely and shifts to endemic phase and the focuses are: 1) Targeted Control. MOH is still in the process to draft the alert system if there is a sudden surge in cases when the country shifts to endemic phase; 2) Good Virus Awareness and this is important as the people should accept that we have to live with COVID-19 virus. This will demand everybody to understand the transmission risk and the importance to avoid doing things that could increase the infection risk; 3) Community Empowerment that brings the meaning of the role and the responsibility to avoid the spreading of COVID-19 virus that should be played by the people together with the authorities especially towards entering the endemic phase. –Malaysia World News