EMCO imposed on 5 localities in Pekan, Pahang involving factory workers


KUALA LUMPUR APRIL 8: Five localities in the residential areas and villages in Pekan District, Pahang had been imposed with Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) due to the formation of COVID-19 Teknologi Peramu Jaya Cluster .

Senior and Defence Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, the Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed that the five localities where the factory workers are living include Taman Mentiga Jaya, Taman Perdana, Perkampungan Peramu Jaya 3, Taman Sepekan Makmur and Kampung Pulau Serai.

Ismail said, to date MOH had carried out 495 screening tests and out of which 67 positive COVID-19 cases had been detected from the cluster.

“MOH confirmed that the spreading of COVID-19 with high infectivity rate had occurred in the localities.

“After a risk analysis was carried out with several agencies in the MCO Technical Committee and with the advice of MOH, the government had agreed to impose EMCO on these localities effective 9th until 22nd April 2021.

“The implementation of EMCO is to control the movements of the people and to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 in the community,” said Ismail in a statement here today.

Meanwhile 64 individuals had been detained by the police in the Task Force Compliance Operation yesterday where 59 were compounded and five remanded.

The standard operating procedure (SOP) non-compliance activities include inter-state/district travel without permission (32), not wearing mask (19), fail to record personal particulars in MySejahtera Apps (10) and no physical distancing (3).

On another development, the Op Benteng yesterday had detained 37 illegal immigrants (PATI) and seized six land vehicles.

Ismail said, 171 boats/ships were also detected in the Malaysian waters via five observatory activities. Sixteen PATI had been driven out through four expulsion activities. –Malaysia World News


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