After the much brouhaha over illegal state border crossing during Hari Raya which prompted the government to ban all form of inter state travel including for those with permit, its now made to know that the ban is being eased yet again
The lifting of the ban is only applicable to spouses who wish to spend time with their family and have proper documentation. Effective June 1, spouses can criss-cross the country to meet their loved ones. Earlier during CMCO, married couples were allowed to visit each under over the easing but after the one day permission allowing Mulsims to return to their hometown for Hari Raya celebration caused mayhem, Security Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, immediately rescinded all permits.
Thousands of city dwellers broke the SOP’s for inter-state travelling and left the city without proper permits. Despite police checkpoint at all major exit and entry points, the number of cars leaving using slip roads increased on a daily basis. Fear of Covid 19 outbreaks across the country started to creep in, with calls for those who broke through the barriers to ensure safety and follow SOP in their hometown. The result of this unplanned exodus can only be seen in 2 weeks time, symptoms of the virus only emerges then, if no new clusters crop up then we will know that Malaysia has truly emerges victorious in this battle.