Authorities manning the roadblocks have been armed with thermometer guns. <small> Cover image via Twitter @AnnuarMusa Arfa Yunus/New Straits Times </small>
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.</p>
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.”
<blockquote><p dir="ltr" lang="in">Mulai hari ini semua road block di WP di bekalkan dgn alat PEMERIKSA SUHU BADAN...yg ada tanda demam anda munkin di tahan utk dibawa ke pusat pemeriksaan lanjut.. pic.twitter.com/P9NjV9D5xu</p>— Annuar Musa (@AnnuarMusa) March 27, 2020</blockquote>
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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