KUALA LUMPUR MAR.28: The Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) imposed on three localities in different states namely Pahang, Sabah and Sarawak will be lifted on 29th and 30th March 2021 depending on the scheduled dates.
Senior and Defence Minister, Datuk Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, in Nabawan District, Sabah where EMCO had been imposed, the corona virus infections had shown a decreasing trend with the existing cluster under control while only one positive COVID-19 case was recorded on 26th March 2021.
“After a risk analysis was done with several agencies in the MCO Technical Committee, and with the advice of Ministry of Health, the government agreed to end the EMCO in Nabawan on 30th March 2021 as scheduled,” he said in a statement here today.
Ismail added, to date 1,340 screening tests had been implemented and out of which 55 positive cases were recorded in Pulau Tioman, Rompin, Pahang. However, MOH had confirmed that new cases were still detected among the people at Kampung Juara in the island with 32 positive cases recorded.
The Senior Minister added, after a risk analysis was done with several agencies in the MCO Technical Committee, and the advice of MOH, the government agreed to end the EMCO in Pulau Tioman, Rompin, Pahang on 29th March 2021 except Kampung Juara will be extended from 30th March until 6th April 2021.
Meanwhile EMCO had also been lifted in Kampung Bintawa Ulu and Tengah.Kuching Sarawak on 30th March 2021.
“To date MOH had carried out 3,764 screening tests and out of which 19 positive COVID-19 cases had been recorded. MOH had confirmed that the cluster in the two localities were under control and all the positive cases had been admitted to the PKRC while the close contacts had been separated and monitored for 14 days,” said Ismail.
On another development, Ismail said, the government has decided to impose EMCO effective 29th March until 11th April 2021 on the Spiritual Care Centre, Ikhwan Integration School, Kg. Gong Kulim, Mukim Semerak, Pasir Puteh, Kelantan due to the surge in COVID-19 cases where 25 had been detected with the corona virus infections in the locality.
The implementation of EMCO said Ismail will enable MOH to carry out the targeted screening tests on all the households and controlling the movements and the transmission of the infections in the community.
On the other hand, the government has extended the EMCO on Tapah Prison, Batang Padang, Perak effective 30th March until 12th April 2021. However, the government agreed to end the EMCO on 29th March 2021 as scheduled in the Staff Quarters of the Tapah Prison.
Ismail added, MOH had confirmed the infections had affected the detainees with 27 positive COVID-19 cases were recorded on 25th March 2021. The rise in the cases did not affect the staff and their families living in the Staff Quarters, Tapah Prison.
“After a risk analysis was done with several agencies in the MCO Technical Committee, and with the advice of MOH, the government agreed to extend EMCO only on the Tapah Prison, Batang Padang but lifted the EMCO on the Staff Quarters on 29th March 2021.-Malaysia World News