42 road blocks throughout Penang during MCO 3.0


Road blocks reported in Waze as of 4pm today (10 May)

Penang police will mount 42 road blocks throughout the Movement Control Order (MCO) 3.0 period in several districts and sub-districts, beginning today until May 23.

Prior to this, only 15 road blocks were mounted at the state’s borders.

State police chief Datuk Sahabudin Abd Manan said the additional road blocks involved areas under the MCO to deter people from attempting to travel interstate and interdistrict as the country battles the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Yesterday, the government announced the implementation of the MCO in the northeast district on the island and Seberang Prai Tengah and Seberang Prai Selatan districts on the mainland. Three subdistricts were also placed under the MCO namely Mukim 12 in the southwest of the island, Butterworth in Seberang Prai Utara and Mukim 14 in Seberang Prai Utara.

“Following that, police will increase the road blocks from 15 to 42. Mobile road blocks will also be mounted at 10 ‘laluan tikus’ (rat lanes) which we have identified,” he said today.

Sahabudin said 3,500 out of 6,022 police officers and personnel would be involved in Covid-19 related duties.

He also said police would be more thorough when approving interstate and interdistrict travel applications to ensure those with inaccurate information would not be approved.

“There will be no more warning after this. Anyone found to have abused the travel permit will immediately be slapped with compound,” he added.

Sahabudin also said police would enhance checks at all locations and premises listed in the Hotspot Identification for Dynamic Engagement (HIDE) system.

Among the locations and premises under HIDE Include the Quensbay Mall, Gurney Pragon Mall, Lotus’s Penang, Aeon Quensbay and Toshiba Tec Malaysia Manufacturing Sdn Bhd.

Source: NST Online

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