Tiong: Roadblocks along Bintulu, Sibu and Miri road to curb pandemic

Tiong (left) is seen together with Bintulu Resident's officers, PRDM and ATM personnel during the meeting on Covid-19, held at the Bintulu Resident's Office, yesterday (Feb 6, 2021).

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KUCHING, Feb 7: Bintulu Disaster Management Committee (BDMC), together with the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) and the Malaysian Armed Force (ATM), will set up roadblocks along the Bintulu, Sibu and Miri roads in efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19.

In disclosing this, Bintulu MP Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing said the decision was decided during a Covid-19 meeting held by BDMC at Bintulu Resident’s Office, together with PDRM and ATM personnel, yesterday.

“These include roadblocks on the Miri-Bintulu road, Miri-Bintulu coastal road and Sibu-Bintulu road. The traffic flow into the urban areas must be strictly controlled to avoid abuses of inter-district travel passes” he said in a press statement today.

On the same note, Tiong strongly urged the public to celebrate the Chinese New Year with minimal travel to prevent further outbreaks of Covid-19 during the festive season.

According to him, the PDRM will implement a strict round-the-clock control of traffic flow into these areas, including putting a roadblock on the Miri coastal road, in the interest of public health and safety.

“Commuters entering these areas must have valid reasons and documentation for inter-district travel. Without one, they will be asked to return to their districts even if they had obtained prior approval from their areas’ police stations to travel,” he said. — DayakDaily