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MCO: Travel now restricted to 10-km radius

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MCO: Travel now restricted to 10-km radius

KUALA LUMPUR: The Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures within Infected Local Areas) Regulations 2020 that takes effect yesterday until April 14 stipulates that any travel for reasons allowed is restricted to a 10km-radius from the person’s residence.

According to regulations under subsection 11(2) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 (Act 342), the individual is not allowed to be accompanied by others, unless there are reasonable grounds.

“The regulations involve the movement control order in which a person is not allowed to travel from one place to another in any infected area or from one infected area to another,” the regulations stated.

A person can only do so for specified reasons, and this includes to purchase food, daily necessities, medicine or dietary supplements; to supply or deliver food, to seek healthcare or medical services or to perform duties linked to essential services.

According to the regulations, if a person travels from one place to another in any infected area or from one infected area to another for the purpose of purchasing food, daily necessities, medicine or dietary supplements, then that person’s travel is restricted to a 10km radius from his residence or a place closest to his residence, without the person being accompanied by others, unless reasonably necessary.

As for healthcare and medical services, the person can be accompanied by others, but travel must also be within a 10km radius of the person’s residence, or to a place closest to the residence.

For the purpose of official duties, an individual must display written permission from his employer if required by enforcement personnel and the same applies to those involved in essential services.

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