EMCO imposed on 5 localities in Sabah and one in Sarawak until 28th June 2021 –Senior Minister Ismail


PUTRAJAYA JUNE 13: Five localities in Sabah and one in Sarawak will be imposed with Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) effective 15th until 28th June 2021 due to the infectivity rate of COVID-19 is high in these localities.

Senior and Defence Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, the five localities in Sabah involved in EMCO are Batu 3.5 Jalan Apas (kiri), Tawau,Taman Puri Warisan, Kota Kinabalu,two localities in Tuaran District and Kampung Lebak Moyoh, Kota Belud.

He said, in Sarawak EMCO will be imposed on Kampung Tabuan Hj. Drahman, Kuching where 54 positive cases were recorded with 39.1 per cent positivity rate from 138 screening tests.

“The implementation of EMCO in these localities is to enable the Ministry of Health (MOH) to carry out control measures quickly and effective on COVID-19 and hence could stop the corona virus from spreading outside the localities,” Ismail said in a statement here today.

Meanwhile the two localities in Tuaran District, Sabah that are placed under EMCO includes Taman Telipok Jaya and Kampung Penimbawan where 10 positive COVID-19 had been detected within a week from 11 screening tests carried out in Taman Telipok Jaya while 13 positive cases recorded from 77 screening tests in Kampung Penimbawan.

On another development, EMCO is extended in two localities in Sabah and it includes Taman Pelangi, Semporna and Kampung Tanjung Kapor, Kudat. . EMCO in these localities will be extended until 28th June 2021.

According to MOH, there are still new COVID-19 infections recorded among the people in these two localities and the virus is still spreading.

Regarding the Task Force Compliance Operation, Ismail said, yesterday 780 individuals had been detained and out of which 748 individuals had been issued with compounds and 32 were remanded.

Among the MCO standard operating procedure (SOP) offences committed by the detainees were no physical distancing (152), not wearing mask (137), failing to record personal particulars/registration when entering premises (135), carrying more passengers (54), not adhering to the movement control directives (70) and others (232). –Malaysia World News

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