8 localities in Sabah and 2 in Sarawak under EMCO until 30th June 2021 – Senior Minister Ismail

KUALA LUMPUR JUNE 15: The Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) will be imposed on eight localities in Sabah and two in Sarawak effective 17th until 30th June 2021 due to the transmission of COVID-19 with high positivity rate in the community.

Senior and Defence Minister, Datuk Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, the eight localities imposed with EMCO in Sabah includes two in Kalabakan, two in Tawau, two in Kota Kinabalu and one in Kampung Taun Gusi Peninting, Kota Belud, PPR Taman Ehsan, Kudat while two villages in Kuching Division Sarawak.

Ismail said the two localities in Kalabakan involved in the EMCO are Kampung Rancangan where 11 positive cases were detected from 40 screening tests and eight positive COVID-19 cases from 11 screening tests in Kampung Kijang Merotai.

“The two localities in Kota Kinabalu under EMCO will be Kampung Rampayan where 10 were detected positive COVID-19 from 21 screening tests while 13 were positive from 36 individuals that had been screen tested in Kampung Kionsom Kecil,” Ismail said in a statement here today.

Meanwhile, in Kampung Taun Gusi Peninting, Kota Belud, eight were detected positive from 10 screening tests carried at the locality.

Ismail added, in Tawau the two localities imposed with EMCO are Kampung Tanjung Batu Tengah when 15 were detected positive COVID-19 from 21 screen tests and in Taman Semarak Megah 16 were positive from 19 screen tests.

However, in Kampung Goebit 24 were detected with positive COVID-19 from 264 screen tests while in Kampung Muara Tebas, 22 were positive from 50 individuals who went for screen tests. These localities are in Kuching Division Sarawak and the implementation of EMCO is to enable the Ministry of Health (MOH) to stop the movements and the transmission of COVID-19 infections to other places outside the localities.

Meanwhile, at the PPR Taman Ehsan, Kudat, Sabah eight individuals were detected with COVID-19 from 41 screen tests. MOH also reported that the transmission of the corona virus in the community is with high infectivity rate. –Malaysia World News

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