Viral photo of coffin an old photo

A photo showing a group of people carrying a coffin over a road barrier. Photo: PDRM

KUALA LUMPUR: A photo showing a group of people carrying a coffin over a road barrier at Jalan Sungai Choh, Rawang was an old photo that went viral on Jan 30, said Gombak district police chief ACP Arifai Tarawe.

He said the photo was once again viralled on social media on Feb 3.

Arifai said the barrier was placed at the border of the Gombak and Hulu Selangor districts on Jan 13 when the movement control order (MCO) was reimposed to curb the spread of Covid-19 infection, to restrict inter-district movements in the area.

“Road users were already informed about the alternative route at Rawang bypass,” he said in a statement here today.

He said during the first MCO, the same barrier was installed at the location but was removed when the conditional movement control order (RMCO) was implemented. – Bernama