Because it was last year, the reimplemented movement control order (MCO) has seen the return of numerous highway closures in Petaling Jaya from January 13 to 26, and whereas these needing to go about might discover this an inconvenience, PJ district police say that the transfer is a crucial measure within the renewed struggle to regulate the unfold of Covid-19, The Star experiences.

Three of those highway closures are within the Kota Damansara space, particularly Persiaran Mahogani (Part 9), Persiaran Jati (Part 8) and Persiaran Sungai Buloh. The three areas had been additionally closed to site visitors as recently as October through the conditional motion management order (CMCO), however that didn’t final lengthy – all had been reopened 24 hours later.

This time although, they’ll stay closed all through the MCO. Petaling Jaya OCPD ACP Nik Ezanee Mohd Faisal stated he was conscious of public outcry over the highway closures, particularly on the three areas, however stated that limiting motion was crucial as statistics confirmed that Covid-19 circumstances in Damansara and Sungai Buloh had been at essential ranges. “We aren’t doing this for enjoyable. It’s a powerful, however crucial determination,” he defined.

He stated that PJ police presently has 4 roadblocks in place and 5 highway closures enforced within the district, and are planning so as to add one other 5 roadblocks in addition to two extra highway closures. He added that these would come about as soon as extra manpower is offered.

“At the moment, we have now 300 police and armed forces personnel manning these roadblocks and as soon as we have now the additions, we count on to have from 700 to 800 personnel on obligation,” he stated through a press release. Different entry factors which might be impacted on account of MCO operations embody the LDP exit to Mutiara Damansara and Damansara Perdana and Jalan 5/46, Bukit Gasing.