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By Adrian Lim
KUCHING, June 7: The federal government has decided to lift the ban on interstate travel.
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today said interstate travel will be allowed from June 10 when the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) takes effect.
“Starting from June 10, interstate travel will be allowed except for those locations which are declared as Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO).
“So, for those who want to visit their parents staying in other states, they are allowed to do so.
“Nonetheless, they need to observe good personal hygiene, wear face masks in public places and avoid crowded places during their ‘balik kampung’ trip.
“Remember, parents are senior citizens and they are categorised as high risk group who are exposed to disease,” he said during a live telecast pertaining to the enforcement of the RMCO over Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) at Putrajaya.
Muhyiddin said domestic tourism will be allowed in line with the recovery phase of the economy.
He disclosed that visitation to the museum will also be allowed during the RMCO period from June 10 to August 31.
Nonetheless, the prime minister added international travel remained prohibited as the country’s border remained closed.
Additionally, Muhyiddin said schools will be reopened in stages during the RMCO phase following the advice from the Ministry of Health.
He revealed that the decision on school reopening as well as the details will be made by the Education Ministry in due course.
Muhyiddin added a few commercial and marketing activities are allowed during the RMCO phase.
Those include indoor busking, self-service laundrette, recreational activities for instance commercial fishing ponds and filming.
The prime minister asserted that meetings and workshops are allowed during the RMCO period with standard operating procedures (SOP) such as space optimisation being practiced following health protocols. —DayakDaily