“Balik kampung” this Ramadan, not allowed under MCO

PUTRAJAYA – Malaysians will have to celebrate the Ramadan festivities this year in isolation as the Defence Minister confirmed that nobody will be allowed to travel back to their Kampungs and hometowns during the nationwide Movement Control Order(MCO).

Senior Minister (Defence) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob stresses that any form of mass movement and gathering will be prohibited during this period to curb the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

“We have ruled that during the MCO that public can’t travel beyond 10km from their homes for the essentials. So interstate travel is prohibited.”

Ismail Sabri confirmed that Ramadan bazaars would also not be allowed to operate during this period and only food deliveries would be allowed.

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin also urged the Muslims to adapt to a change in lifestyle as places of worship and bazaars will be shut down indefinitely. The third phase of the MCO will end on April 28.

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