KUALA LUMPUR APRIL 10: Lahad Datu District in Sabah has been imposed with Movement Control Order (MCO) effective 11th until 24th April 2021 with two other localities in Tawau and Lahad Datu have been placed under Enhanced MCO (EMCO) following a surge in COVID-19cases and high infectivity rate in the community.
Senior and Defence Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, 103 positive COVID-19 cases have been recorded within 14 days in the district affected with 49 screening test samples are pending for results.
“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 agreed to impose MCO for two weeks until 24th April 2021 in the district of Lahad Datu,” said Ismail in a statement here today.
Meanwhile EMCO has been imposed on Kampung Muhibbah Raya, Tawau, Sabah after 30 positive COVID-19 cases have been recorded out of 113 screening tests carried out by MOH.
The implementation of EMCO said Ismail, is an early control action and the measure taken to avoid COVID-19 from spreading in other localities.
However, the EMCO imposed on Kampung Bukit Belacon, Mukim Segama, Lahad Datu, Sabah was following 26 positive COVID-19 cases were recorded from 543 screening tests carried out by MOH.
“MOH had confirmed that the surge in COVID-19 cases was very obvious within one week besides high infectivity rate in the locality,” Ismail added.
EMCO had been imposed in nine long houses at Sungai Duan, Mukah Division, Sarawak effective 11th until 24th April due to 23 positive COVID-19 cases were recorded at the localities besides high infectivity rate.
The nine long houses placed under EMCO include Subing anak Jabo/Stevenson anak Ebek, Dingun anak Tidih, Nyaun anak Ganai, Rumah Panjang anak Tangkun, Budin anak Majang/Migi anak Kadong, Kinseng anak Jelian, Muda anakLunjang, Ambo anak Ayom and Rumah Jiram anak Tang.
According to Ismail, 120 positive COVID-19 have been recorded at the localities and the implementation of EMCO is to ensure the movements of the households could be controlled to prevent the spreading of COVID-19 infections in the community.
On another development, EMCO has been imposed on Mukah Polytechnic, Mukah Division, Sarawak after 13 COVID-19 cases have been recorded from 73 screening tests carried out by MOH.
“MOH has also confirmed that the infectivity rate is high in this locality due to the free movements of students and the staffs in the campus and subsequently increasing the risk of the transmission of COVID-19 infection in the campus,” said Ismail.
The implementation of the EMCO said Ismail, will enable MOH to control the movements and to ensure the screenings and detections are carried out on 1,396 students and staffs.
Meanwhile, Kampung Menuang Baru, Limbang, Sarawak has also been imposed with EMCO after 10 positive COVID-19 have been recorded from 165 screening tests carried out by MOH.
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 implement EMCO in Kampung Menuang Baru for two weeks until 24th April 2021.
The implementation of EMCO will enable control action and the prevention of COVID-19 to be carried out faster and effectively and subsequently will prevent the case from spreading in the locality.
Ismail also highlighted that EMCO had been lifted in the Spiritual Care Centre, Integration Ikhwan School, Kampung Gong Kulim, Mukim Semerak, Pasir Puteh, Kelantan effective 11th April 2021.
According to MOH, 123 screening tests had been carried out and out of which 29 positive COVID-19 cases were recorded.
MOH had also confirmed that the infections had been reduced with only two last positive cases recorded on 6th April 2021.
“At the same time, MOH informed that all the positive cases had received treatment while the close contact cases had been isolated and monitored,” Ismail said. – Malaysia World News