KUALA LUMPUR MAR 26: The government has imposed the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) on three places including one in Pahang and two in Sarawak effective 27th March until 9th April 2021 following the spike in new COVID-19 cases.
Senior and Defence Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, EMCO has been imposed on Taman Guru, Jalan Gambang, Kuantan, Pahang as a result of 63 cases have been detected with positive COVID-19 out of 178 screening tests carried out by the Ministry of Health (MOH).
Ismail said, while EMCO is also imposed on Kampung Batu Gong and Kampung Chupak, Kecil Siburan District, Sarawak when 50 new COVID-19 cases have been reported until 25th March.
The Senior Minister added, 338 screening tests had been carried out in Kampung Chupak and out of which 57 were detected with positive COVID-19 while 41 were negative and the results of the remaining 240 were still pending.
“MOH had confirmed a sudden spike in the transmission of the corona virus in both the localities besides high infectious rate in the community,” said Ismail in a statement here today.
Ismail added the imposition of the EMCO on the localities will enable MOH to carry out targeted screenings on all the households while controlling their movements and the transmission of COVID-19 in the community.
Regarding the compulsory screening tests on foreign workers since 1st February 2021, Ismail said, yesterday 21 had been detected with positive COVID-19 out of 2,990 who had been screened tested.
According to the Ministry of Human Resources, Ismail said, 654,071 foreign workers had been screen tested for COVID-19 involving 33,948 employers.
From the total, he said, 10,055 have been confirmed detected with COVID-19 while 644,016 are negative.
Until today, 1,537 clinics have been involved in the screening tests programme. –Malaysia World News