EMCO imposed on 3 zones in Aman Jaya, Kedah – effective today

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KUALA LUMPUR: The Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) that runs on the administration system will be enforced on three zones namely Kenanga, Mawar, and Melur in Aman Jaya, Kedah starting from August 28 (Friday).

Security and Senior Minister, Datuk Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the EMCO will affect 2,360 people and will be screened test for COVID-19 by the Ministry of Health’s staff.

“The decision was made at the Special Ministers’ Meeting on the Implementation of MCO. The people involved will not be allowed to go out from the zones as well as the people from outside is also not permitted to enter the affected areas,” said Ismail at the press conference in the Parliament here today.

Ismail said all working individuals are not allowed to go out from the affected zones throughout the enforcement of EMCO.

He said, the company concerned should be informed about the Order and should allow the workers to work from home.

He stressed that only business premises providing essential services such as food shops, grocery shops, food stalls, petrol stations, pharmaceuticals, clinics, and hospitals are allowed to operate.

Public places such as mosques, worship houses, schools, and kindergartens are also ordered to be closed during the enforcement period.

However, he said, other business premises and factories are not allowed to operate.

The Minister also mentioned that restaurants and eating outlets could apply the takeaway system and are allowed to operate from 8am until 8pm and at the same time apply to the petrol stations and grocery shops.

Clinics and hospitals are allowed to operate 24 hours while the business time for the pharmaceuticals and shop selling medicines will be until 8pm only.

Meanwhile, the night market and the agricultural products’ market will not be permitted to operate while the daily markets will operate from 6am until 2pm.

“Only the head of the family or one person from a house is allowed to go out to buy food and the family’s need.

“In emergency cases such as sickness and death, the people are allowed to go out of the zone and forward the movement application to the authorities,” Ismail added.

The special ministers’ meeting has also decided that business premises including the 24-hour supermarkets should only operate until 12 midnight.

Ismail said private clinics are allowed to operate in 24 hours and complying with the standard operating procedure (SOP) besides using MySejahtera Apps.

The Compliance Operation Task Force led by the Royal Police Malaysia (RPM) had detained 63 individuals for not complying with the Recovery MCO and from that three individuals had been remanded and 60 people were compounded.

The non-compliance activities committed include the presence of many people that made social distancing difficult (11); activities not complying with SOP (28); failure to comply with the quarantine order (1); premises operating beyond the permitted time (14) and not wearing a face mask (9). – Malaysia World News

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