KUALA LUMPUR 19 JAN: With the imposition of the Movement Control Order (MCO) on Kedah, Perak, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Terengganu and Perlis effective 22nd Jan. until 4th February 2021 , the whole country will be under the Order except Sarawak that is still under Recovery MCO (RMCO).
Senior and Defence Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, those states were under the Conditional MCO (CMCO) from 13th until 26th Jan.2021 except Perlis which was under RMCO.
Ismail said, the surge in new COVID-19 cases and the risk analysis carried out by the Ministry of Health (MOH) had made the government to agree with the implementation of MCO in those states.
“MOH confirmed that five out of 12 districts had recorded more than 40 cases including Kuala Muda, Kota Setar, Kulim, Baling and Kubang Pasu. Until 18th Jan. Kedah had recorded 4,411 positive cases,” Ismail said in a press conference held here today.
Ismail added, in Perak more than 40 cases had been recorded in eight out of 12 districts and this includes Kinta, Larut Matang Selama, Kerian, Hilir Perak, Manjung , Kuala Kangsar, Mualim and Batang Padang. The state had recorded 4,481 positive COVID-19 cases until 18th Jan.2021.
Negeri Sembilan had a cumulative total of 10,115 positive cases until 18th Jan.2021. MOH had also confirmed that within 14 days until 18th Jan. more than 140 cases had been detected with positive COVID-19 and the rate of infectivity had been high in the community.
Ismail said, in the case of Pahang, 2,287cases had been recorded until 18th Jan.2021 and MOH had confirmed the active cases and the infectivity rate in the state had been high with 626 cases had the potentiality to increase following the close contact screen tests had been carried out.
In Terengganu, 875positive COVID-19 cases had been recorded until 18th Jan.2021. According to MOH, the state had started to have a high local transmission. A total of 403 cases had been reported within 14 days and from that two sub-districts out of which one had turned into red zone, 2 sub-districts had turned to orange and 39 sub-districts had turned to yellow zones.
Meanwhile Perlis had a cumulative total of 114 cases until 18th Jan.2021 while MOH had confirmed that the infectivity rate was rising and scattered in the community.
“Kangar had turned into red zone with a record of 51 cases in the last 14 days. In relation to the risk analysis done by MOH, the government had agreed to impose MCO on Perlis effective 22 Jan. until 4th February similar to other states,” said Ismail.
On another development, the Royal Police Malaysia (RPM) had detained 590 individuals for not adhering to the standard operating procedure (SOP) of the Order.
Ismail said, from the total, 553 were compounded, 35 had been remanded while two were on bail.
Among the non compliance activities include not wearing mask (188); failing to provide equipment to record particulars of customers (75); no physical distancing (74); premises operating over the limited time/without permission (65), inter-state/district travel without permission (66), activities in entertainment centre (1) and others (121).
Ismail said, the task force will increase its checking activities and will take stern actions on the owners of premises and members of the public who fail to adhere to the SOP. –Malaysia World News