EMCO to be lifted in two localities in Perak and one in Sarawak effective Feb 16


KUALA LUMPUR FEB.15: The Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) that had been imposed on two locations in Perak namely Felcra Nasaruddin Perak Tengah, and Peringkat 2 and part of Peringkat 1 Felda Bersia, Hulu Perak will be lifted effective 16th February 2021 (tomorrow) following COVID-19 was under control and on a reducing trend.

Meanwhile, EMCO that was imposed on Kampung Sungai Ud, Dalat, Sarawak will also be lifted tomorrow due to no screening sample was pending for the result while only two cases were recorded on February 13, 2021.

Senior and Defence Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, the EMCO on these locations will be lifted tomorrow after risk evaluations with several agencies in the MCO Technical Committee were done.

“The EMCO in the Felda Bersia will be lifted tomorrow as there is no positive COVID-19 case detected in the locality since 3rd February 2021,” Ismail said in a statement here today.
In another development, EMCO will be imposed on Tapah Prison and Staff Quarters, Tapah, Perak effective 16th February until 1st March 2021.

Ismail said, up to date the Ministry of Health (MOH) has carried out 187 screening tests on the close contacts and out of which 55 cases have been detected with positive COVID-19.

“The implementation of the EMCO will enable MOH to implement targeted screenings on all the detainees, staffs and close contacts involved to ensure no corona virus will be transmitted in the community,” Ismail added.

On the other hand, the government has extended the EMCO in Sungai Udang Prison, Melaka Tengah, Melaka effective 17th February until 2nd March 2021 except those living in the staff quarters and PKRC Sungai Udang Prison that will be lifted on 16th February as scheduled.

Ismail said, the positive COVID-19 did not infect the staffs and their families living in the quarters.

The EMCO has been extended due to the rise in COVID-19 among the detainees and 21 screening samples are pending for the results. The EMCO imposed as scheduled should end on 16th February 2021.

On the standard operating procedure (SOP), Ismail said, as announced earlier, the movement in and out of the locality and family members’ visits to the prison is not permitted.
Regarding the SOP non-compliances, Ismail said, 1,111 individuals had been detained and out of which 1,040 were compounded while 71 others remanded.

Among the non-compliance activities committed included inter- district/state travel without permission (306); no physical distancing (300); no tools to record personal particulars/customers (107); not wearing mask (97); out of the house without reasonable cause (68); carrying passengers more than permitted (58); activities in the entertainment centre (55); premises operating over the time permitted/without permission (11) and others (109).

On the national borders’ control Ismail said, Op Benteng had detained 22 illegal immigrants and seized six land vehicles. In that operation, the authorities had detected 91 boats/ships in the Malaysian waters via six observatory activities. –Malaysia World News

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