The Sultan Iskandar Building Immigration complex at the Singapore-Johor Causeway will stop its 24-hours operations and begin operating 7am to 7pm daily starting this Friday.
However, the Sultan Abu Bakar Immigration complex entryway at the second link will remain open 24 hours a day, said Defence Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
The Sultan Iskandar Building entryway will allow the Malaysian public to move through, as well as commercial vehicles such as lorries, he told a press conference in Putrajaya today.
The second link will be solely for commercial vehicles. “This is to ensure that emergency and medical-related cases are not affected,” said Ismail Sabri.
The National Security Council spokesman said there has been no massive influx of Malaysians from Singapore, and individuals who come through are quarantined.
About 400 Malaysians return from the city-state on average per day since April 18, Ismail Sabri added.
He said there are 6,000 rooms at 22 quarantine centres with a further 4,000 rooms being readied.
Meanwhile, Ismail Sabri said there are 16,844 individuals quarantined nationwide at 193 quarantine centres. A total of 1,137 Malaysians returned home from abroad yesterday and have been quarantined.
A total of 14,937 Malaysians have been quarantined April 3. Since April 18, 2,317 individuals have completed their quarantine and returned home. – TMI