CMCO: Rakyat Allowed to Go Visiting During Upcoming Festive Celebrations [NSTTV]

KUALA LUMPUR: The upcoming Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Kaamatan and Gawai celebrations will still be festive this year, despite the Covid-19 pandemic.

This follows a decision by the government to allow celebrants to go visiting during said holidays in the second phase of the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) from May 12 until June 9.

However, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the total number of visitors to any given premises should not exceed 20 people at a time.

“This (the decision by the government to extend the CMCO) does not mean that we cannot celebrate Aidilfitri, Kaamatan or Gawai.

“Visiting neighbours and relatives within the same state is allowed, but the gathering should not exceed 20 people at a time.

“At the same time, there is no need to organise a big feast or open house (to celebrate the festivals),” he said.

Interstate ‘balik kampung’ travel, however, is still not allowed during the second phase of the CMCO.

“I am very sorry but to ensure our safety and curb the spread of the Covid-19 virus, interstate balik kampung travel for the festivities is still not allowed.

“I am aware many are sad that they will not be able to return to their hometowns to be with their families and relatives during the celebrations.

“Please be patient. Once the situation improves over time, all of you can return to your respective kampung to visit your parents and relatives,” he said.


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