KUALA LUMPUR MAR 15: Pulau Tioman, in the district of Rompin, Pahang is now placed under Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) effective 16th March 2021 following a spike in new COVID-19 cases and the high rate of infectivity in the community.
Senior and Defence Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, until 14th March 2021, the Ministry of Health (MOH) had carried out 48 screening tests and out of which 16 positive cases were recorded.
“After risk analysis was carried out with several agencies in the MCO Technical Committee and with the advice of MOH, the government agreed to impose EMCO on Pulau Tioman, Rompin district, Pahang from 16th until 29th March 2021,”said Ismail in a press statement here today.
The implementation of the EMCO will enable MOH to carry out targeted screening test on all the people, control the movement and the transmission of the corona virus in the community.
In another development, the government had decided to extend the Movement Control Order (MCO) in Nabawan District, Sabah to another 14 days effective 17th until 30th March 2021 due to the results of 872 screening samples were still pending. The MCO was scheduled to end on 16th March 2021.
“To date MOH had carried out 3,079 screening tests and from the total 279 positive cases had been recorded,” Ismail added.
The risk analysis carried out with several agencies in the MCO Technical Committee and with the advice of MOH, the government agreed to extend the MCO from 17th until 30th March 2021.
Regarding the non-compliance with the standard operating procedure (SOP) of the MCO, Ismail said, 458 individuals had been detained and out of which 438 were compounded, seven remanded while 13 were on bail.
The non-compliances include activities in the entertainment centres (260); inter district/state travel without permission (90); fail to provide tools to record personal and customer’s particulars (40); no physical distancing (39); not wearing mask (26) and premises operating beyond the permitted time/without permission (3) – Malaysia World News.