Decision soon on interstate travel for Hari Raya Aidilfitri

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By John Isaac

THE government will decide soon on whether to allow interstate travel during the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations, says Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

The Prime Minister said that the government will review the matter and make an announcement when the time is right.

“State muftis have allowed terawih prayers to be carried out during Ramadan. Last year, they were not permitted at all,” said Muhyiddin.

He added that it might be possible to visit one’s neighbours during Hari Raya Aidilfitri, but he could not give an answer as to whether interstate travel would be allowed then,

Muhyiddin said this in his speech when having breakfast with Felcra Bukit Kepong villagers in Muar, Johor, today.

The Pagoh MP reminded the public to always adhere standard operating procedures (SOPs) to make sure the number of Covid-19 cases goes down.

“The Covid-19 situation in Johor is improving slightly but it has not reached the recovery movement control order level. If it is at the recovery MCO level, then we can move and carry out our duties like normal,” said Muhyiddin

According to The Star, Muhyiddin said that it was the responsibility of every leader and the public to always follow the SOPs.

He added that the country was facing the most difficult time in its history due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“We have never faced a problem as big as Covid-19 as it involves public health, the economy and the well-being of the people,” said Muhyiddin.

He added that the Perikatan Nasional government has allocated between RM325bil and RM330bil to help the rakyat to make sure that people can live and earn an income during such a difficult time.

Muhyiddin said with the allocation, it is hoped that the government and the rakyat can come together to generate activities in the country and recover the economy.