EMCO in 7 localities involving Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Terengganu, Sabah until 14th July 2021 – Senior Minister Ismail

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KUALA LUMPUR JUNE 29: Seven localities involving the states of Selangor, Terengganu, Sabah and Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur have been imposed with Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) effective 1st July -14th July 2021 due to high positivity rate of COVID-19 in the affected areas.

Senior and Defence Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, the three localities in Petaling District, Selangor that have been imposed with EMCO are Mentari Court, PJS 8;Taman Perumahan SS 91A, Sungai Way and Westlite Apartment-PKNS.

Ismail said, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has recorded 137 new COVID-19 cases with high infectivity rate in Mentari Court; Taman Perumahan SS91 A, Sungai Way (64) and Westlite Apartment (215).

“After a risk analysis was carried out with several agencies in the MCO Technical Committee and with the advice of MOH, the government agreed to impose EMCO in the three localities for two weeks until 14th July 2021.

“The implementation of EMCO is to ensure the people with the COVID-19 infection risk will remain in the localities,” Ismail said in a statement here today.

Ismail added, the two localities in the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur that are imposed with EMCO includes the People’s Housing Project (PPR) Pantai Ria, and Taman Bukit Angkasa.

The Senior Minister added, to date MOH had carried out 861screening tests in the PPR Pantai Ria and out of which 171 were detected with positive COVID-19 while in Taman Bukit Angkasa, 153 cases were recorded after 697 households had been screen tested.

“MOH has detected the cases have been increasing within a short time besides the infectivity rates are high in the two localities,” Ismail said.

According to Ismail, EMCO has been imposed on Kampung Kubang Jela, sub-district Manir, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu following 18 people have been detected with positive COVID-19 with 54.3 per cent positivity rate from 111 screening tests.

Ismail added, subsequently MOH had found that the cases had increased within a short time with high infectivity rate in the locality.

Meanwhile in Sabah, EMCO has been imposed on Kampung Balung Cocos, Tawau following nine cases detected from 27 people who have been screen tested with 33.33 per cent positivity rate.

Ismail said, the implementation of EMCO is to control the movements and the transmission of the COVID-19 infections to the areas outside the locality.

Regarding the Task Force Compliance Operation, Ismail highlighted that yesterday 680 individuals have been detained for not complying with the standard operating procedure (SOP) and out of which 659 have been issued with compounds, 20 remanded and one person on bail.

Among the non-compliance activities committed are no-physical distancing (184), inter-state/district travel without permission/eating, drinking at the premises (129), individuals not recording personal details/register when entering premises (117), not wearing mask (96), not adhering to the movement control directives (57), carrying more passengers (47), premises failing to follow instructions (8) and others (42). –Malaysia World News

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