Ismail Sabri: No curfew under MCO 3.0, but please limit travel after 8pm

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Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob during a press conference at the Perdana Putra building in Putrajaya, May 11, 2021. — Bernama pic
Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob during a press conference at the Perdana Putra building in Putrajaya, May 11, 2021. — Bernama pic

KUALA LUMPUR, May 30 — Putrajaya will not impose a curfew to limit the movement of people nationwide even as its Covid-19 cases and fatalities have shot up exponentially this month.

“Although there will be no curfew in place, we hope that the public will not travel after 8pm.

“The purpose of this MCO is to reduce movement. Only go out when it’s really necessary,” Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said in a joint news conference today with the Health Ministry.

He said only two people from the same household will be allowed to go out to buy the necessities like food, medicine and health supplements from June 1.

He added that the limit will be increased to three people from the same household for purposes of health and medication, Covid-19 screenings, or for security and emergency reasons.

He added the maximum travel radius will be 10km, except for when there is lack of required healthcare facilities or medication — in which case people can travel to the next closest facility.

Ismail Sabri said the number of people in a taxi or e-hailing vehicle will be limited to two — meaning just the driver and one passenger.

Mass public transport vehicles such as buses, LRT, MRT, ERL, Monorail and ferries are allowed to operate at 50 per cent of their capacity. This excludes airplanes.

Ismail Sabri said the operating times and frequency of the public transport however, will be determined by the Ministry of Transport.

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