Malaysiakini
NEWS

No balik kampung for Raya - PM

Published
Modified 1 May 2020, 10:37 am
8

CORONAVIRUS | Despite further easing of the movement control order (MCO) to begin on Monday, people will still not be permitted to return to their hometown or host open houses for the coming Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations.

In announcing the coming conditional MCO today, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said interstate travel and any activities involving body contact or a large gathering of people are not permitted.

This is as the government has allowed most businesses and social activities to resume from May 4 in a bid to restart the economy and allow people to adjust to the “new normal” in the wake of Covid-19 outbreak.

Only those seeking to travel across states to resume work or return home after being trapped in their hometowns since the MCO was announced on March 18 will be permitted to do so.

However, overseas travel remains barred.

“Interstate travel is still not permitted except for the purpose of going to work or return to their own homes after being stranded in their kampung or other places.

“I’m sorry, but interstate travel to balik kampung for Aidilfitri celebrations is not allowed,” he said in a live address on Labour Day earlier today.

Aside from travel, the premier said religious activities involving a gathering of people are still not permitted.

This includes religious processions, Friday solat prayers and any gatherings at mosques, suraus, and other places of worship.

RELATED STORIES:

List of banned activities during conditional MCO

NSC issues guidelines for businesses in the 'new normal'

Table for 4 and no more - dining in the 'new normal'

Daycare centres allowed to operate, must ensure social distancing

No balik kampung for Raya - PM

PM announces May 4 reopening of most businesses, social activities

Gov’t decides to reopen businesses to prevent up to RM98b in losses

Public sector to have staggered working hours, work from home: PM

ERL to resume limited services on May 4


The full list of businesses and activities not permitted to restart on May 4 can be found here.

The SOPs set by the NSC for businesses reopening is available here.


Keep up with the latest information on the outbreak in the country with Malaysiakini's free Covid-19 tracker.

Malaysiakini is providing free access to the most important updates on the coronavirus pandemic. You can find them here.

Help keep independent media alive - subscribe to Malaysiakini.

Share this story

Comments

By posting a comment, you agree to our Terms & Conditions as stipulated in full here

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Foul language, profanity, vulgarity, slanderous, personal attack, threatening, sexually-orientated comments or the use of any method of communication that may violate any law or create needless unpleasantness will not be tolerated. Antisocial behaviour such as "spamming" and "trolling" will be suspended. Violators run the risk of also being blocked permanently.

REPORT VIOLATORS

Please use the report feature that is available below each comment to flag offending comments for our moderators to take action. Do not take matters in your own hands to avoid unpleasant and unnecessary exchanges that may result in your own suspension or ban.