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Police: Special lane for frontliners at roadblocks

Bernama

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Modified 28 Mar 2020, 8:12 am

CORONAVIRUS | The police have opened a special lane for frontline personnel to pass through at roadblocks mounted during the enforcement of the movement control order (MCO) until April 14.

Bukit Aman Traffic Investigation and Enforcement director Azisman Alias said the lane, opened since yesterday, is for Health Ministry personnel such as doctors and nurses, the police, the armed forces and relevant agencies.

He said commercial vehicles, such as container lorries carrying foodstuff and essential items, would also be allowed to use the lane.

“The purpose of opening the special lane is to ensure this frontline personnel arrive at their destinations on time and not get caught in traffic jams at roadblock inspections,” he told Bernama.

He said Plus Malaysia Berhad would display information on the opening of this special lane on the VMS electronic display (Variable Message System) at all its expressways.

He appealed to those who have no reason to be on the road to stay at home.

The MCO was enforced since March 18 to curb the spread of Covid-19.

Meanwhile, he reminded the public of the online summonses payment campaign which provides up to a 50 percent discount for those who pay up during the campaign period, which ends tomorrow. - Bernama


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