27 localities under EMCO in Sabah effective 29th July, 60 premises instructed to close for flouting SOP 

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PUTRAJAYA JULY 27: The Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) has been imposed on 34 localities nationwide and out of which 27 are in Sabah, one each in Kelantan and Pahang, three in Sarawak and two in Johor effective 29th July until 11th August 2021.

Senior Foreign Affairs Minister, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said, the government has decided that EMCO be imposed on these localities after analysing the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) presentation on COVID-19 and its infectivity trend.

Hishammuddin who has recently been appointed as Senior Minister of Foreign Affairs (Safety Cluster) said, the standard operating procedure (SOP) for localities under EMCO are the same as announced before and for further information the National Security Council (MKN) website at www.mkn.gov.my could be referred.

However he said, the EMCO imposed on six localities on 15th July 2021 involving People’s Housing Project, Lintas Sibuga, Sandakan; Kampung Telaga and Kampung Pituru, Pitas, Sabah; FELDA Jengka 8, Jerantut, Pahang; Kampung Jagoi Duyoh, Bau, Kuching, Sarawak; Taman Samudera, Mukim Batu, Gombak Selangor will be lifted on 28th July 2021.

The Senior Minister added, the Task Force Compliance Operation Team on 26th July 2021with 19,081 personnel had implemented 80,431 checking and snap check COVID-19 to monitor and enforce the SOP compliance nationwide.

“The checking involves 1,736 factories, 15,572 business premises, 990 construction sites and 344 workers’ hostels. Failing to comply with the SOP, 60 premises including 12 factories, 40 business premises and eight construction sites were instructed to close immediately,”

Hishammuddin said in a statement here today.
Regarding SOP non-compliance activities, Hishammuddin said , 438 have been issued with compounds while 27 were remanded. –Malaysia World News


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