KUALA LUMPUR MAY6: The Tunku Mahkota Ismail Sports School (SSTM) Bandar Penawar, Kota Tinggi, Johor with 16 localities in Sungai Ruan and seven localities in Sempalit, Raub, Pahang have been imposed with Enhanced Movement Control Order effective 8th until 21st May 2021following a sudden spike in COVID-19 cases.
Senior and Defence Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, 96 had been detected with positive COVID-19 from 212 sceening tests carried out in SSTM and the Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed that there was a sudden spike of cases within a week besides high infectivity rate.
Ismail said, 65 positive COVID-19 had been recorded within two weeks in 16 localities in Sungai Ruan and seven localities in Sempalit, Raub,Pahang.
The Senior Minister added, the 16 localities in Sungai Ruan includes Taman Dahlia, KSM Sungai Ruan, Bunga Raya, Sungai Ruan, Cempaka, Bunga Matahari,Koperasi Mewah,Melewar, Mawar, Mawar Impian, Bunga Tanjung, Bunga Angsana, Melor, Orkid, Rumah Murah Sungai Ruan and Kg. Baru Sungai Ruan.
Meanwhile the seven localities in Sempalit, Raub, Pahang are Kg. Baru Sempalit, Taman Sempalit Indah, Sempalit Baru, Sempalit Aman, Sempalit Jaya, Emas and Taman Emas Baru.
“The implementation of EMCO will enable MOH to carry out early detection on close contacts and the people involved to prevent COVID-19 from spreading to the outside community,” Ismail said in a statement here today.
On another development, the EMCO imposed on Taman Seri Desa, Kuala Krau, Temerloh, Pahang will be lifted on 7th May instead of 13th May 2021 as scheduled.
According to Ismail, the EMCO was lifted earlier following COVID-19 cases had reduced while the cluster was under control with one last case recorded on 30th April 2021.
Earlier MOH had carried out 461 screening tests and out of which 12 had been detected with positive COVID-19.
Regarding the Task Force Compliance Operation, Ismail said, yesterday 411 individuals had been detained for not complying with the standard operating procedure (SOP) of the MCO.
Among the non-compliance activities committed were failing to record personal details/registering when entering premises (168), not wearing mask (94), no physical distancing (61), activities at the entertainment centres (56), and others (32).
On another development, the BENTENG Operation (Op BENTENG) of the National Border Control had detained 14 illegal immigrants (PATI) and seized 11 land vehicles.
Ismail said, 144 boats/ships had been traced in the Malaysian waters via eight observatory activities.
The BENTENG Operation had involved Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF), Royal Police Malaysia (RPM), and RELA that had conducted 224 road blocks, Op BENTENG RPM (49) and Op BENTENG Malaysian Border Security Agency (AKSEM) with nine road blocks.- Malaysia World News