Two localities in Perak under EMCO due to high infectivity rate of COVID-19

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KUALA LUMPUR FEB.28: Three localities in Perak have been imposed with Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) under different status and this includes the Tapah Prison and Staff Quarters, Batang Padang in which the Order will be extended effective 2nd until 15th March 2021.

However the EMCO imposed on Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Sultan Idris Shah 11, Gerik, Perak will be lifted tomorrow while the Imperial Garments Workers’ Hostel, Flat Anjung, Tawas, Damai Perak will be enforced under EMCO effective 1st until 14th March 2021.

Senior and Defence Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, the Ministry of Health (MoH) had carried out 524 screen tests and out of which 213 had been detected with positive COVID-19 cases besides there was a surge of cases in the workers’ hostel and high infectivity rate.

“The EMCO implementation is to enable MoH to carry out the targeted screenings on all the hostel’s occupants in the locality and to control the transmission of the corona virus into the community,” Ismail said in a statement here today.

Meanwhile, the government had decided to extend the EMCO in the Tapah Prison and Staff Quarters due to 178 cases were detected with positive COVID-19 out of 875 screen tests that had been carried out.

Ismail added, 505 remaining samples were waiting for results while COVID-19 was still infecting the detainees in the prison. After the risk analysis was done with other agencies in the MCO Technical Committee, the government had agreed to extend the EMCO to another two weeks.

On the other hand EMCO that has been imposed on Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Sultan Idris Shah 11 will be lifted tomorrow (1st March 2021) following no more active cases in the locality besides no screening samples are waiting for the results.

“Throughout the EMCO, MoH had carried out 582 screening tests and out of which 16 cases were detected with positive COVID-19. After a risk analysis was done with several agencies in the MCO Technical Committee the government had decided to end the Order according to the schedule,” said Ismail.

Ismail added, 509 individuals had been detained for not complying with the standard operating procedure (SOP) of the MCO and out of which 472 had been compounded while 37 remanded.

Among the non-compliance activities committed were activities in the entertainment centres (114); not wearing mask (94); fail to provide tools to record personal/customer’s particulars (92); no physical distancing (91); inter district/state travel without permission (58); premises operating beyond the time permitted/without permission (44); gambling activities (2); not following quarantine order (1) and others (13). – Malaysia World News

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