Move to curb interstate travel

JEMPOL: Interstate travel approval letters issued by the International Trade and Industry Ministry (Miti) for business and work purposes have been disallowed for four days from July 18-21 as people were found to have abused them to return to their hometowns for Hari Raya Aidiladha.

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said a similar situation occurred during Hari Raya Aidilfitri in May, which then triggered 36 Covid-19 clusters.


“There probably are also those who use their ‘expertise’ to evade the police by travelling through plantation roads and so on, but you can’t deceive Covid-19,” he told reporters after visiting a drive-through vaccination centre in Bandar Seri Jempol yesterday.

Later in his daily update on the National Recovery Plan (NRP), he said there had been an increase in traffic on the highways, with the number asked to turn back the highest…

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