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Traffic building up on both sides of the PLUS North-South Highway near Kepala Batas as road users travel during the Hari Raya Aidiladha festive season, on July 30, 2020. — Picture by BERNAMA

Malaysians told not to travel inter-state during Aildiladha celebration

KUANTAN, July 16 — The public has been reminded to refrain from making inter-district and inter-state travels in conjunction with the Aidiladha celebration next week.

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the increase in the number of Covid-19 cases and clusters linked to the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration in May should serve as a lesson to all parties.

“Inter-district and inter-state travels in Phase One and Two under the National Recovery Plan (PPN) are still not allowed, and currently most states are still in Phase Two.

“I hope the people will learn from what happened during Aidilfitri … even though the inter-state movement was not allowed, there were those who violated (the ruling) causing the cases to escalate,” he said.

He said this to reporters after visiting the vaccination centre at the Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Silver Jubilee Hall, here today.

 Also present were Pahang Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail, Pahang state secretary Datuk Seri Dr Sallehuddin Ishak and Pahang deputy police chief Datuk Mohd Yusri Hassan Basri.

Ismail Sabri, who is also Defence Minister, warned the public not to use the rat lanes in their attempt to return to their respective hometowns to celebrate Aidiladha.

“We might escape from the police but not the Covid-19 infection. So, take care of ourselves, exercise self-restraint, do not cross states and districts. If we have achieved herd immunity then we might be able to do so, just be patient,” he said.

— Bernama

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