EMCO imposed on detention centre in Kota Kinabalu Nov 3 and ends at Alor Setar Prison Nov 2

ismail sabri

PUTRAJAYA NOV.1: The Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) will be imposed on the Kota Kinabalu Temporary Detention Centre effective from 3rd until 16th November 2020 following 56 detainees have been detected with positive COVID-19 after they went for a screen test.

Senior and Defence Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, the detainees detected with positive COVID-19 were part of 261 including the detention centre staffs that went for screen test on 30th October.

Ismail added, the EMCO will affect 1,820 detainees and 114 staffs at the detention centre.

“With the implementation of the EMCO, all activities in and out of the detention area including the detainees’ family visits are not permitted,” he said at his daily press conference held here today.

Meanwhile as for the Alor Setar Prison, the government has lifted the EMCO that was imposed twice effective from 5th October till 18th October and further extended from 19th October till 1st November 2020.

Ismail said, the screen test conducted by the Ministry of Health (MOH) until 1st November has found that there was no positive COVID-19 cases recorded within seven days.

“In view of that situation the government has decided to end the EMCO starting 2nd November 2020,” Ismail reiterated.

In another development, Ismail said the Royal Police Malaysia (RPM) has detained 485 individuals for not adhering to the Recovery Movement Control Order (RCMO).

From those detained, 480 individuals have been compounded while five were remanded.

Amongst the activities committed by the people included not wearing mask (162), no physical distancing (123); failure to provide tools/customer’s details (79); activities in the entertainment centres (25) , premises operating beyond the permitted time/without permission (13) and others (83).

Elaborating on not complying with RMCO, Ismail said, everyday there will be people detained at the entertainment centres.

“The entertainment centres are not allowed to operate during RMCO and as such I urge the local government to take stern action on the owners of the centre as they are within their control,” Ismail said.

Regarding the compulsory quarantine, Ismail said, from 24th July till 31st

 October 2020, 59,061 individuals have returned to Malaysia via the international entry points.

“From the total, 10,035 individuals are undergoing compulsory quarantine at 62 hotels and 19 premises including the Public Training Institutes and Private Studies Institutes in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Sarawak, Penang, Johor, Kelantan, Perak, Kedah, Perlis, Terengganu, Sabah and Labuan.

“However, 381 individuals have been taken to the hospitals for treatment while 48,645 individuals have been allowed to return to their houses,” said Ismail. –Malaysia World News

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