Today is the very first that Penang and 5 other states are undergoing the Movement Control Order. Deemed MCO 2.0, it will take place for 2 weeks until the 26th of January 2021. This implementation is due to the surge of COVID-19 cases in Malaysia. During MCO 2.0, there will be roadblocks set up in different parts of Penang.
Take Note Of These Roadblock Locations In Penang This MCO 2.0
With the start of MCO 2.0, there are several rules to abide by. One of them includes no interstate travel without a valid permit. To ensure this, there are different roadblocks set up in different parts of Penang this MCO 2.0. And to make things clearer, PDRM has released an official statement regarding the roadblock locations.
Timur Laut, Penang
From 13th until 26th January 2021, there are a total of 8 confirmed roadblocks in the Timur Laut district in Penang. They are:
- Entrance to Penang Bridge (in front of Batu Uban Sports Complex)
- Lim Chong Eu Highway (towards Penang Bridge)
- Paya Terubong Road (in front of Petronas)
- Batu Feringgi Road (in front of Rasa Sayang Hotel)
- Weld Quay
Barat Daya, Penang
Meanwhile, over in the Barat Daya district, these are the roadblock locations:
- Sungai Nibong (in front of Caltex petrol station heading towards Bayan Baru roundabout)
- Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah (heading towards Bayan Baru roundabout)
- Batu Maung (Batu Maung road heading towards 2nd Penang Bridge)
- Bukit Ayun (in front of Rumah Pegawai 2 DIV)
- Sungai Batu (in front of SMK Sungai Batu)
- Sri Anjung Indah (Jalan Tun Sardon)
Also, take note that there are 2 road closures taking place too:
- 2nd Penang Bridge from George Town
- Sultan Azlan Shah flyover heading towards Bayan Baru/Balik Pulau
According to MalayMail, there will be a total of 44 roadblocks set up in Penang this MCO 2.0 so do be on the lookout. Also, a total of 2,690 policemen will be involved in conducting the roadblocks together with the Armed Forces, Rela, the Civil Defence Department and city council enforcement teams.
Penang Roadblocks During MCO 2.0
As for the Seberang Perai districts, this article will be updated once the confirmed list is being released. In the meantime, let’s keep ourselves safe and abide by the SOPs set for MCO. Stay safe, Penangites!
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