Three localities in Sabah have been imposed with Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO)

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KUALA LUMPUR APRIL 4:  Three localities in Sabah have been imposed with Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) while another one with extended MCO due to active transmissions of COVID-19 infections in the community.  

Senior and Defence Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, the three localities on EMCO include Keningau District, three residential colleges in Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), Kampung Pegalungan Ansip, Keningau and Kampung Kalindukan, Nabawan.

Ismail said, the EMCO in all the localities will be effective 5th until 18th April 2021 while the Movement Control Order (MCO) in Keningau District, Sabah will be extended from 5th until 18th April 2021 following several new clusters have been formed with few villages have been imposed with EMCO.

Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed several new clusters have been formed besides COVID-19 is still increasing in the community with 148 new cases recorded within 14 days.

“The EMCO imposed on three residential colleges in UMS include Tun Mustapha, Tun Fuad and Tun Pengiran Ahmad Raffae. To date the Ministry of Health had carried out 133 screen tests and out of which19 cases had been detected with positive COVID-19.

“MOH confirmed that there was active transmission of COVID-19 infections among the occupants in the three residential colleges besides high infectivity rates,” Ismail said in a statement here today.

He added, the implementation of EMCO is to ensure the movements of the occupants could be controlled while preventing COVID-19 from spreading in the community outside the three residential colleges.

Meanwhile EMCO is imposed on Kampung Pagalungan Ansip, Keningau, Sabah due to 15 positive COVID-19 cases were detected at the locality from 146 screen tests carried out by MOH.

The Kampung Kalindukan , Nabawan is imposed with EMCO after MOH have detected eight positive COVID-19 cases from 99 screen tests carried out among the people in the locality.

Ismail said, the implementation of EMCO will enable control action to be taken fast and effectively on COVID-19 and to stop the transmission of corona virus to the community.

On another development, Ismail said, the EMCO has been lifted earlier on Taman Guru, Kuantan, Pahang on 5th instead of 9th April 2021 due to the remaining active cases are under control and no more screen test samples are pending for results.

“MOH had carried out 481 screen tests and out of which 89 positive cases were recorded,” said Ismail.

According to Ismail, in the Task Force Compliance Operation, the police had detained 248 individuals for not complying with the standard operating procedure (SOP) and from the total, 228 were compounded with three on remand while 17 on bail.

Among the offences recorded include activities in the entertainment centres (205), no physical distancing (17), fail to record personal particulars on MySejahtera Apps (11), inter-state/district travel without permission (8) and not wearing  mask (4) and others (3). –Malaysia World News 



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