PUTRAJAYA APRIL 25: The 7th Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) is now extended to Selayang Baru Gombak, Selangor effective from today until May 3 to curb the spreading of COVID-19.
The areas affected are situated in 6 zones namely Jalan Indah 3 and Jalan Indah 5A, Selayang Indah, Gombak (Zone A); Jalan Indah 21, Lembah Indah, Selayang Baru (Zone B); Jalan Besar Selayang Baru, Jalan 1 and Jalan Indah 21, Selayang Baru (Zone C); Jalan 3,5,7 and 9, Selayang Baru, (Zone D) Jalan 2, 4, 6 and 8, Selayang Baru (Zone E);Block A, B and C, Selayang Makmur, Gombak (Zone F).
Security Senior Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, the decision to impose EMCO in those areas is to curb the spreading of COVID-19 after considering the possibility of the transmission of the deadly corona virus from the Daily Kuala Lumpur Market and the Kuala Lumpur Wholesale Market nearby.
“The EMCO is to enable the authorities to carry out the tracing of COVID-19 activities throughout the enforcement of the Order.
“With the imposition of EMCO, the residents are not allowed to go out and non residents or visitors are also not permitted to enter the affected areas.
“All business activities are being stopped and a Medical Base is opened at the EMCO areas. All roads to the EMCO areas are also closed,” Ismail said in a press conference on the daily reports of MCO here today.
In another development the Minister of Women Development, Family and Community, Datuk Seri Rina Harun was present at the EMCO affected areas to ensure the food supply aids were distributed systematically to the people.
The Senior Minister added, the basic food aids have been distributed by the Social Welfare Department (JKM) with the assistance of the staff from the related agencies.
Ismail advised all residents in the affected areas to be patient, stay calm and give full cooperation to the Ministry of Health’s staff (KKM) and comply the directives from the authorities.
Residents who have any enquiry and need help can contact Gombak District Disaster Line at 03-6120-1092 or 03-6126-1500 or call Gombak District Police Headquarters Control Centre at 03-6126-2247 or 03-6126-2240.
Meanwhile on the MCO compliance, Ismail said, 386 individuals have been detained for defying the Order compared to 550 a day before while 332 have been remanded and 54 under police bails.
On the other hand, 649 individuals have been charged in the courts and the cumulative total of detainees is 19,434 as of April 24.
Ismail also said, 11 from the 13 temporary prisons that were gazetted as detention centres for the MCO offenders have been operating with 58 individuals that have been convicted by the courts.
According to Ismail, 84 individuals have been detained by the related authorities during the enforcement of MCO for crossing the borders through the “mouse route” (lorong tikus).
“Every security agency is involved in tightening the control along the borders especially at the “lorong tikus” to avoid illegal migrants from entering hence COVID-19 pandemic could be curbed,” Ismail reiterated. –Malaysia World News