KUALA LUMPUR APR.20: The Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) will be imposed on Maahad Tahfiz Al-Quran Wal Qiraat (MTAQ), Pulai Chondong, Machang, Kelantan effective 21st April until 4th May 2021 due to a spike in new COVID-19 cases in the school.
Senior and Defence Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, the Ministry of Health (MOH) had carried out 243 screening tests and out of which 97 positive COVID-19 cases had been recorded.
Ismail said, after a risk analysis was carried out with several agencies in the MCO Technical Committee, the government agreed to impose EMCO on the Maahad Tahfiz for two weeks until May 4, 2021.
“The implementation of the EMCO is to enable MOH to carry out targeted screening tests on those affected and to stop COVID-19 from spreading to the outside community,” Ismail said in a statement here today.
Meanwhile, the EMCO imposed on Kampung Batu Gong, Siburan, Serian, Sarawak will be lifted on April 20, earlier than the date scheduled on 23rd April 2021. MOH confirmed that there was a decreasing trend in COVID-19 cases and the cluster was under control while the last seven cases were recorded on 15th April 2021.
Ismail added, after a risk analysis carried out with several agencies in the MCO Technical Committee and with the advice of MOH, the government agreed to end the EMCO two days earlier than scheduled.
The Senior Minister also highlighted on the EMCO imposed on Sri Aman Prison and the Staff Quarters, Sri Aman, Sarawak will be lifted on 21st April 2021 as scheduled.
Ismail said, MOH had confirmed, besides a decreasing trend in new cases, the cluster was under control and there was no sample pending for the result while the last two cases were reported on 16th April 2021.
Following the risk analysis carried out with several agencies in the MCO Technical Committee and with the advice of MOH, the government agreed to end the EMCO in this locality on 21st April 2021 as scheduled.
Regarding the Task Force Compliance Operation, Ismail said, yesterday 110 individuals had been detained for not complying with the MCO standard operating procedure (SOP).
Ismail said, from those detained, 108 individuals had been issued with compounds and two others were remanded.
The non-compliance offences committed were not wearing mask (34), failing to record personal particulars/not registering when entering premises (32), no physical distancing (17), inter-state/district travel without permission (1) and others (26).-Malaysia World News