With the second Movement Control Order (MCO) period is now fully in effect until the 26th of January with seven red-zone states in Malaysia now placed under the full MCO ruling, several routes have now been closed by the police to restrict movement of the residents in these areas.
In Petaling Jaya and Damansara, District Police Chief, Assistant Commissioner Nik Ezanee Mohd. Faisal has announced that seven routes have now been closed to all vehicles. These routes are:
- Jalan 4/56, Gasing Indah, Petaling Jaya
- Jalan Persiaran Mahogani, Kota Damansara
- Jalan Persiaran Jati, Kota Damansara
- Jalan Persiaran Sungai Buloh, Kota Damansara
- Damansara-Puchong Expressway (LDP) exit to Mutiara Damansara/Damansara Perdana
- Damansara toll entrance to Bayu Puteri near Tropicana, Damansara
- Traffic light intersection at PJU 8/1, Damansara Perdana
Meanwhile in Klang, four routes will also be shut beginning today for two weeks, said District Police Chief, Assistant Commissioner Nurulhuda Mohd. Salleh. These are:
- Musaeddin Bridge (Jalan Batu Tiga Lama)
- Raja Nala Bridge (Jalan Tanjung Syawal)
- KM3.5 Jalan Shapadu Lama
- KM3.7 Jalan Shapadu Lama to Rantau Panjang
Additionally, road blocks – particularly at highway entry points – have also been set-up throughout the country to restrict inter-state and inter-district travels. According to Selangor Acting Police Chief Datuk Arjunaidi Mohamed, a total of 120 have been set-up across the state. Meanwhile, Penang Police Chief Comm. Datuk Sahabudin Abdul Manan announced that 44 road blocks will be in effect in the state throughout the MCO period.
For those still required to travel to work, you are allowed to do so with a valid letter of permission from your employer – provided that the business is listed as an essential business. Commercial vehicles operators are also not required to obtain an endorsement letter from the Ministry of Transport during this MCO period; a valid permission letter from the employer is sufficient, and a special lane at the road blocks will be open for these vehicles.
For the rest of us, we strongly advise everyone to do our part and please stay at home in our fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. If inter-state or inter-destrict travel is necessary, a police-approved travel permit will be required – these can be downloaded from here.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador has also announced a grace period until Friday, Jan 15 for those stranded outstation to return home, provided that a valid reason is provided. After the grace period, a travel permit will be strictly required.