19 localities under EMCO including six in Pangkor Island effective 8th Aug., 67 premises instructed to close for flouting SOP –Senior Minister Hishammuddin


PUTRAJAYA AUG 6: The Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) has been imposed on 19 localities nationwide and out of which 10 are in Perak effective 8th until 21st August 2021 due to the surge in new COVID-19 cases.

Senior Minister of Foreign Affairs (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said, out of 10 localities placed under EMCO in Perak, six are in  Pangkor Island namely Taman Seri Pangkor, Rumah Murah Pangkor, Ladang Kong Heap Lee, Kampung Tengah, Flat Taman Desa Pangkor and Taman Desa Pangkor.

He said, the other localities in Perak are in Kinta, two in Batang Padang and in the Moral Rehabilitation Centre, Batu Gajah. Meanwhile four other localities are in Pahang, two in Kota Kinabalu and one locality in Ranau, Sabah.

“The government agreed to impose EMCO on the localities following the  Ministry of Health’s presentation on the risk analysis and the trend of COVID-19 infections.

“However the standard operating procedure (SOP) in all the localities under EMCO are the same as announced earlier and for further details refer to the National Security Council (MKN) website at www.mkn.gov.my,” Hishammuddin said in a statement here today.

On another development, the EMCO is extended from 8th until 14th August 2021 in the Plantation Workers’ Quarters in Mukah Sarawak while 7th until 21st Aug.2021 in Bandar Sinsuran, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

Meanwhile the EMCO imposed on 10 localities nationwide on 25th until 7th Aug. 2021 had been lifted and this includes nine localities in Sabah and one in Kuala Lumpur.

On the Task Force Compliance Operation Team, Hishammuddin said, 18,978 Royal Police Malaysia (RPM) had implemented 83,630 checking and snap check COVID-19 to monitor and enforce the SOP compliance nationwide.

“Failing to comply with the SOP, 67 premises have been instructed to close immediately and the checking involved 1,760 factories, 15,948 business premises, 861 construction sites and 371 workers’ hostels,” Hishammuddin said.

Meanwhile in the operation, 194 had been issued with compounds for not adhering to the SOP while 31 were remanded. –Malaysia World News 

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