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Strictly No Balik Kampung This Ramadan, Says Government

Strictly No Balik Kampung This Ramadan, Says Government

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Malaysians would have to contend with Ramadan in isolation as the public is prohibited from traveling to their kampungs and hometowns during the nationwide Movement Control Period (MCO).

Senior Minister (Defense) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob explains that Malaysians would still need to social distance themselves and avoid non-essential traveling in celebration of the upcoming holy month.

Following the MCO, all interstate travel activities have been barred in order to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin had previously implored Muslims to brace and adapt to a change in lifestyle this Ramadan as food bazaars and places of worship would be closed, indefinitely.

Preachers: MCO opportunity for Muslims to better fulfil Ramadan ...
The holy month of Ramadan is a spiritual season for Muslims around the globe to celebrate and perform duties related to their faith.
(Credit: Malay Mail)

The nationwide MCO is currently in its third phase, set to end this April 28.

However, many share the opinion that the quarantine period should be extended beyond the month of April, over fears that people would start to move around ahead of Hari Raya Aidilfitri and other national holidays and celebrations.

The government had hinted that the MCO would be prolonged as needed to prevent the spread of the pandemic and that the extent of the lockdown depends on how Malaysians comply with the rules and restrictions set in place.

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