By Sheeda Fathil
SHAH ALAM, May 19 — Selangor police have approved 21,956 applications for interstate travels from May 6 until yesterday, says the state police special spokesman for Covid-19.
ACP Muhammad Yazid Muhammad Yew said during the same period, a total of 377 vehicles were ordered to turn back by the police after they were found to be travelling without permission, reported Harian Metro.
“Police have set up 10 roadblocks involving 11 districts which include Kajang, Hulu Selangor, Sabak Bernam, and Sepang. The remaining roadblocks were set up at toll plazas in seven districts.
“A total of 11,767 vehicles were checked at toll plazas and 270 vehicles were ordered to turn back. Meanwhile, 107 out of 5,849 vehicles checked at roadblocks mounted at state borders were ordered to turn back for not possessing interstate travel permits,” he said.
Muhammad Yazid said some of the travellers had told police that they wanted to visit their families in other states for Hari Raya.
To date, Selangor police have yet to arrest any individuals as they had complied with the orders to turn back.