Report at the police station before coming back to the city – Minister

Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob covid 19 media

PUTRAJAYA APRIL 22: The people who have gone back to their village before the enforcement of Movement Control Order (MCO) on March 18 and wants to come back to the big cities have to report and register at the police station or via whatsapp GerakMalaysia starting April 25.

The GerakMalaysia had been developed by Royal Police Malaysia (RPM), Ministry of Communication and Multimedia through the Malaysian Comunication and Multimedia Commission.

 Security Senior Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, the people need to make an appointment before going to the police station to avoid congestion.

Ismail said, the registration requires a full detail about the person, his/her family and the zones they come from to be analysed by the police and the Ministry of Health.

“At the moment the government is still studying the plan before coming up with a strict Standard Operating Procedure (SOP). Probably the answer of the plan will be known after May 1.

“We will wait for the Ministry of Health to give the necessary advice for the security and the health of the people,” said Ismail in a press conference here today.

Regarding Malaysians working in Singapore, Ismail said, the Singaporean government is still allowing them to work and stay there as the factories are still in operation.

“Even if they come back it would not be in big groups at any one time. The government is ready to have 10,000 rooms in the quarantine centres if there are big groups of people coming back from Singapore or other countries,” said Ismail.

Since April 3, 2020, 15,946 Malaysians had returned from overseas and since April 3, 4,218 individuals had completed the 14 day compulsory quarantine and were allowed to return home.

Ismail added as of April 22, 196 quarantine centres are operating compared to 193 a day before and 16,154 individuals are now undergoing the quarantine process.

 ON MCO compliance, Ismail said, until April 21, 17,735 individuals have been detained for not complying the MCO. Meanwhile, 865 individuals have been detained compared to 946 a day before, and this includes 732 individuals have been remanded and 133 individuals on police bails.

Apart from that Ismail said, 1,236 individuals have been charged in the courts yesterday. –Malaysia World News

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