EMCO on 21 localities in Terengganu effective 3rd Aug, 59 premises instructed to close immediately for flouting SOP


PUTRAJAYA AUG 1: The Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) will be imposed on 23 localities nationwide and out of which 21 are in Terengganu and two in Sabah effective 3rd until 16th August 2021.

Senior Minister of Foreign Affairs (Security Clusters) Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said, the 21 localities in Terengganu include one in Besut, nine in Kuala Dungun and 11 in sub-district Sura, Dungun while two others are in Sabah involving Beluran and Kota Marudu.

Hishammuddin said, the government has agreed EMCO to be imposed on these localities after analysing the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) presentation on the risk evaluation and the COVID-19 infections’ trend in the affected areas.

“The standard operating procedure (SOP) in all the localities under EMCO is the same as announced earlier and for further details refer to the National Security Council (MKN) website at www.mkn.gov.my,” Hishammuddin said in a statement here today.

On another development, the EMCO imposed earlier on six localities including two in Kelantan and four in Sabah will be extended until 16th August 2021 based on MOH’s risk evaluation on the COVID-19 infections’ trend in these affected areas.

“In Kelantan the localities involved are two in sub-district Bukit Jawa, Pasir Puteh namely Kampung Lepah and Kampung Alor Hijau; four in Sabah involving Ladang Agathis, Kalabakan, Kampung Nosoob, Penampang; Kampung Gusung, Likas and Kampung Bakalau, Beaufort,” he added.

Meanwhile, the EMCO imposed on 27 localities nationwide will be lifted on 2nd August 2021 and it includes 10 localities in sub-district Batang Padang, Batang Padang, Perak; three in sub-district Bidor, Batang Padang, Perak; two localities in sub-district Batu Kurau, Larut district, Matang and Selama, Perak; Taman Melor Phase 1, Hilir Perak, Perak, 10 localities in Sabah and Kampung Orang Asli Ruai, Batu Talam, Raub, Pahang.

Regarding the Task Force Compliance Operation Team, Hishammuddin said, on 31st July 2020, 18,953 personnel had implemented 79,940 checking and snap checks COVID-19 to monitor and enforced the SOP compliance nationwide.
“Failing to comply with the SOP, 59 premises had been directed to close immediately.

The checking involved 1,761 factories, 13,064 business premises, 448 construction sites and 258 workers’ hostels,” Hishammuddin added.
However in the operation, 207 individuals had been issued with compounds and 28 others were remanded.-Malaysia World News



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