EMCO imposed on 9 long houses in Sarawak, foreign workers’ hostel, factories in Johor until July 2, 2021


KUALA LUMPUR JUNE 17: Nine Sungai Rassau Long Houses in Sarawak and foreign workers’ hostel and factory areas in Segamat, Johor will be imposed with Enhanced Movement Control Order (MCO) effective 19th June until 2nd July 2021 due to high positivity rates of COVID-19 infections in the localities.

Senior and Defence Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, 40 positive COVID-19 cases have been detected from 84 screen tests carried out among the occupants with 57.14 per cent positivity rate.

Ismail said, the Ministry of Health (MOH) also detected that the transmission of COVID-19 has occurred at a high infectivity rate in the localities.

“EMCO is also imposed on the foreign workers’ hostel and Wah Cens Plastic Industries factory area and Rainbow Metal Sdn. Bhd.Buloh Kasap, Segamat, Johor following 52 positive COVID-19 cases detected within a week after 488 individuals had been screen tested with 10.7 per cent positivity rate,” Ismail said in a statement here today.

According to Ismail, the implementation of EMCO is to stop the movements of the workers from the factory areas and subsequently will reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmissions to other localities.

Meanwhile the standard operating procedures (SOP) for all the localities under EMCO remain the same as announced before. Further details can be accessed at MKN website www.mkn.gov.my.

On another development, EMCO will be extended on two localities in Sabah namely Semarak Area, Tawau and Kampung Pengaraban, Kudat effective 19th June until 2nd July 2021.

Ismail said, in Semarak area, 102 were detected positive COVID-19 from 486 screen tests carried out at the locality.

“MOH has also confirmed that the COVID-19 transmission continues to be spreading among the people besides new cases are recorded in the locality,” Ismail said.

Meanwhile in Kampung Pengaraban, Kudat, 32 had been detected with positive COVID-19 from 104 screen tests carried out among the people.
According to Ismail, MOH has also confirmed that the transmission of COVID-19 infection is still happening in the community while new cases are still reported.

Regarding the Task Force Compliance Operation, Ismail said, 764 individuals were detained and out of which 722 had been issued with compounds while 42 remanded.

Among the non-compliance activities committed were failing to register personal particulars/registration when entering premises (162), not wearing mask (138), inter-state/district without permission/ eating at the premises (100), no physical distancing (94), not adhering to the movement control directives (91), carrying more passengers (78), premises failing to comply with directives and others (94). –Malaysia World News


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