EMCO imposed on five localities in Sabah effective 12th July 2021, 52 premises directed to close down – DPM Ismail  


PUTRAJAYA JULY 10:  The Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) has been imposed only on Sabah involving five localities effective 12th until 25th July 2021 due to the surge in new COVID-19 cases within a short time.

Deputy Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, the localities include QL Farm Membalua, Tawau Sabah that has recorded 13 COVID-19 cases with high infectivity rate from 49 screening tests.

Ismail added, Kampung Pikat, Bongawan Papar recorded 15 positive COVID-19 cases from 89 screening tests and it had increased very fast within a week.

“The three localities in Kota Kinabalu that were imposed with EMCO include Kampung Suang Parai, Taman Kingfisher Sulaman with 11 screening tests and Bandaran Berjaya with 17 screening tests.

“The COVID-19 cases had increased within a short time in these three localities,” Ismail said in a statement here today.

Regarding the Task Force Compliance Operation, Ismail highlighted that 85,123 checking and snaps check COVID-19 nationwide had been implemented involving 19, 891 personnel.

The operation Ismail said includes checking on 2,226 factories, 14,916 business premises, 1,005 construction sites and 321 workers’ hostels.

“From the checking, 52 premises involving factories, business premises and construction sites had been directed to close down for failing to adhere to the standard operating procedure (SOP) that had been set by the government,” Ismail added.

The Deputy Prime Minister also highlighted that in the Task Force Compliance Operation, 417 individuals had been detained yesterday for not adhering to the SOP and out of which 408 individuals were issued with compounds while nine others were remanded.

Among the non- compliance activities committed include inter-state/district travel without permission/drinking/eating in the premises (96), not wearing mask (74), no physical distancing (58), not adhering to the movement control order (46), carrying more passengers (34), premises not adhering to the directives (12), employers failing to ensure the presence of workers’ capacity/ screening tests (6) and others (91). –Malaysia World News 


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