People Who Show Signs Of Fever May Be Detained At MCO Roadblocks In KL

Authorities manning the roadblocks have been armed with thermometer guns.

Cover image via Twitter @AnnuarMusa & Arfa Yunus/New Straits Times

People going through the Movement Control Order (MCO) roadblocks in Kuala Lumpur may be detained if they have a fever

Earlier on Saturday, 28 March, Federal Territories Minister Annuar Musa took to his Twitter account to say that all the MCO roadblocks in KL, being manned by the army and police personnel, have now been equipped with thermometer guns in order to check the body temperature of anyone going through.

Following which, they will be taken for further tests

"Starting today, all roadblocks in the Federal Territories have been supplied with the necessary tools to check your body temperature," read the minister's tweet that was posted at around 8am.

"Those who show signs of fever may be detained for further tests."

The MCO, which came into effect on 18 March, has been extended until 14 April following a rise of COVID-19 cases in the country

As of Friday, 27 March, Malaysia has recorded thirteenth consecutive days of a three-digit increase in COVID-19 cases, with the largest, single-day increase being at 235 cases on Thursday, 26 March.

So far, 26 people have died of COVID-19 and a total of 1,876 are currently being treated.

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