[PHOTOS] Goings-on, or lack thereof, on Day 1 of total lockdown

Public compliance with SOPs makes for silent streets

KUALA LUMPUR : The two-week total lockdown to contain Covid-19 took effect at midnight last night.

Most economic sectors are ordered shut, with only essential ones given the nod to operate.

A survey of Kuala Lumpur, a city that is usually bustling with people, showed it to be almost deserted. However, food delivery riders and cleaning crews were among those spotted.

[PHOTOS] Goings-on, or lack thereof, on Day 1 of total lockdown
The Pavilion shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur, a hotspot for local and foreign visitors alike, is devoid of activity today. – SADIQ ASYRAF/The Vibes pic, June 1, 2021
A tenant of a unit above a mobile phone shop looks out the window on the first day of the total lockdown. – SAIRIEN NAFIS/The Vibes pic, June 1, 2021
A tenant of a unit above a mobile phone shop looks out the window on the first day of the total lockdown. – SAIRIEN NAFIS/The Vibes pic, June 1, 2021

In Selangor, there were similar scenes in the high-density areas of Kajang, with most businesses closed in line with the government’s standard operating procedures.

Checks in Petaling Jaya found police conducting monitoring at many premises in the district. Patrols were conducted by officers led by district police chief Mohamad Fakhrudin Abdul Hamid.

The daily Covid-19 tally is back on the rise, with 7,105 cases and 71 deaths logged today.

Putrajaya district police chief Mohd Fadzil Ali (centre) monitoring a road closure last night. – AZIM RAHMAN/The Vibes pic, June 1, 2021
Putrajaya district police chief Mohd Fadzil Ali (centre) monitoring a road closure last night. – AZIM RAHMAN/The Vibes pic, June 1, 2021
Food delivery riders are kept busy amid the pandemic, with movement curbs leading to more people ordering in. – SADIQ ASYRAF/The Vibes pic, June 1, 2021
Food delivery riders are kept busy amid the pandemic, with movement curbs leading to more people ordering in. – SADIQ ASYRAF/The Vibes pic, June 1, 2021
A member of a cleaning crew takes a break in Kajang. – SAIRIEN NAFIS/The Vibes pic, June 1, 2021
A member of a cleaning crew takes a break in Kajang. – SAIRIEN NAFIS/The Vibes pic, June 1, 2021
Petaling Jaya police conducting SOP compliance checks. – SYEDA IMRAN/The Vibes pic, June 1, 2021
Petaling Jaya police conducting SOP compliance checks. – SYEDA IMRAN/The Vibes pic, June 1, 2021
A man jogs in the quiet, almost carless streets of Kuala Lumpur. – ALIF OMAR/The Vibes pic, June 1, 2021
A man jogs in the quiet, almost carless streets of Kuala Lumpur. – ALIF OMAR/The Vibes pic, June 1, 2021
Taxi drivers in Kajang waiting for customers, who do not seem to come. – SAIRIEN NAFIS/The Vibes pic, June 1, 2021
Taxi drivers in Kajang waiting for customers, who do not seem to come. – SAIRIEN NAFIS/The Vibes pic, June 1, 2021
Roadblocks have been increased to ensure compliance with interstate and inter-district travel curbs. – AZIM RAHMAN/The Vibes pic, June 1, 2021
Roadblocks have been increased to ensure compliance with interstate and inter-district travel curbs. – AZIM RAHMAN/The Vibes pic, June 1, 2021
It is a good day for cyclists in Kuala Lumpur, whose roads are left largely empty due to the lockdown. – SADIQ ASYRAF/The Vibes pic, June 1, 2021
It is a good day for cyclists in Kuala Lumpur, whose roads are left largely empty due to the lockdown. – SADIQ ASYRAF/The Vibes pic, June 1, 2021
Police and army personnel on lockdown duty in the federal capital. – ALIF OMAR/The Vibes pic, June 1, 2021
Police and army personnel on lockdown duty in the federal capital. – ALIF OMAR/The Vibes pic, June 1, 2021
Kuala Lumpur’s River of Life is a great place to relax, now that there are no crowds. – ALIF OMAR/The Vibes pic, June 1, 2021
Kuala Lumpur’s River of Life is a great place to relax, now that there are no crowds. – ALIF OMAR/The Vibes pic, June 1, 2021
The Terminal Bersepadu Selatan bus depot is eerily empty. – SYEDA IMRAN/The Vibes pic, June 1, 2021
The Terminal Bersepadu Selatan bus depot is eerily empty. – SYEDA IMRAN/The Vibes pic, June 1, 2021
Bus operators are required to ensure passengers comply strictly with Covid-19 SOPs. – SYEDA IMRAN/The Vibes pic, June 1, 2021
Bus operators are required to ensure passengers comply strictly with Covid-19 SOPs. – SYEDA IMRAN/The Vibes pic, June 1, 2021
Covid-19 deaths have been high in recent days, causing much concern and anguish. – SAIRIEN NAFIS/The Vibes pic, June 1, 2021
Covid-19 deaths have been high in recent days, causing much concern and anguish. – SAIRIEN NAFIS/The Vibes pic, June 1, 2021

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