On Sunday (10 October), Prime Minister Ismail Sabri announced that the interstate travel ban will be lifted on Monday (11 October).

That means that Malaysians can now travel freely across states, and after almost a year locked up at home, we are pretty certain that is what most Malaysians will do.

However, that doesn't mean you can forget about the rules and regulations.

Consider yourself warned

The Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) have said that they will continue to conduct random inspections in focus areas even after roadblocks around the country have been lifted.

Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani told Malay Mail that the police will mobilise teams to ensure that Malaysians continue to adhere to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) set by the government.

IGP Acryl Sani further advised Malaysians the public to not abuse the freedom given to them, but instead, continue to practise a high level of SOP compliance to prevent COVID-19 cases from increasing again.

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Here's something to take note off though: not all roadblocks around the country will be abolished come Monday.

IGP Acryl Sani said roadblocks will still be mounted in areas that are listed under the enhanced movement control order (EMCO), Op Benteng and crime prevention and security operations.

This is in accordance to the provisions of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 (Act 342), IGCP Acryl Sani said.

So guys, do remember that you would still need to adhere to the SOPs while you're having fun, OK? Don't ruin this one good thing we have.

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