Kolej Tahfiz Sains in Kelantan among 5 localities imposed with EMCO effective April 17

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KUALA LUMPUR: Kolej Tahfiz Sains Nurul Aman, Kok Lanas, Kota Bharu, Kelantan is one of the localities that has been imposed with the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) effective 17th until 30th April 2021 due to the widespread of COVID-19 with a high infectivity rate in the locality.

Senior and Defence Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, 31 positive COVID-19 cases had been recorded out of 56 screening tests carried out in the locality.

“After a risk analysis was carried out with several agencies in the MCO Technical Committee and with the advice of the Ministry of Health (MOH), the government had agreed to impose EMCO for two weeks until 30th April 2021 in the college.

“The implementation of EMCO will enable MOH to carry out targeted screening test on all the occupants involved and to prevent the transmission of the corona virus to the community,” said Ismail in a statement here today.

EMCO is also imposed on the Institut Aminuddin Baki and the Staff Quarters, Sri Layang, Bentong, Pahang for two weeks until 30th April 2021 following 15 were detected with positive COVID-19 out of 420 screening tests carried out in the locality.

“MOH confirmed that a surge in COVID-19 cases had occurred within two weeks besides 247 test samples were pending for the results.

“The implementation of EMCO in the locality will enable MOH to control the people’s movement and simultaneously will stop the transmission of COVID-19 in the locality,” Ismail added.

On another development, Ismail said, EMCO is also imposed on Taman Tawau Lama and Kampung Batu Payung, Tawau Sabah following five positive COVID-19 cases had been detected from nine screening tests carried out at Taman Tawau Lama.

Meanwhile at Kampung Batu Payung, eight cases were detected with positive COVID-19 out of 12 screen tests carried out.

“MOH had confirmed that COVID-19 with a high infectivity rate had been transmitted in the two localities,” said Ismail.

After a risk analysis was carried with several agencies in the MCO Technical Committee and with the advice of MOH, the government agreed that EMCO be imposed on the two localities in Tawau, Sabah from 17th until 30th April 2021.

The enforcement of EMCO on these localities will ensure the movements of the people could be controlled besides preventing the transmission of COVID-19 to the outside community.

Regarding the Task Force Compliance Operation, Ismail said, 82 individuals had been detained yesterday (15th April) and all were compounded for not complying with the MCO standard operating procedure (SOP).

Among the offences committed include not wearing mask (21), failing to record personal particulars/not registered when entering the premises (15), no physical distancing (14), activities in the entertainment centres (2) and others (30).

On another development, five foreign workers had been detected with positive COVID-19 from 1,002 screening tests.

“The Ministry of Human Resources has confirmed that 683,651 foreign workers had been screen tested on COVID-19 involving 35,279 employers.

“From the total, 10,221 workers had been detected with positive COVID-19 while 673,430 had been negative. To date 1,544 clinics had been involved in the screening programme.

“The screening test of COVID-19 had been compulsory on all foreign workers effective 1st February 2021,” said Ismail.-Malaysia World News


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