KUALA LUMPUR: The interstate travel ban is still in force even though the government has allowed spouses living in different states to meet during the conditional movement control order (CMCO).

Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the government was aware that many were longing and missing their loved ones but the interstate travel was still prohibited to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

“We allow spouses living in different states to meet on humanitarian reasons. We understand many who have not seen their parents for two months as the law prohibits interstate travel.

“The rule is still in force, there are no exceptions… still subject to the standard operating procedures (SOP) even for single people.

“Please be patient, when it is time to ease the ban then we will do it but as of today, the ban is still in force,” he told a daily press conference here today. – Bernama