Two localities in Sabah and Melaka put under the Enhanced MCO (EMCO)


KUALA LUMPUR MAY 14: Despite the imposition of Movement Control Order (MCO) 3.0 nationwide until 7th June 2021, two localities including one in Sabah and another in Melaka have been put under the Enhanced MCO (EMCO) following a spike in new COVID-19 cases.

Senior and Defence Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, EMCO has been imposed on Kampung Lubok Redan, Alor Gajah, Melaka due to the drastic increase in new COVID-19 with 56 cases recorded within two weeks.

“The EMCO imposed effective 16th May until 29th May 2021 will enable the Ministry of Health (MOH) to carry out targeted screening tests on all those involved to prevent the transmission of the infection to the outside community,” Ismail said in a statement here today.

Meanwhile EMCO is imposed on Lorong 2, Kampung Kongsi 8, Tawau, Sabah on 16th May until 29th May 2021 after MOH reported 15 positive COVID-19 cases have been detected from 56 screening tests carried out at the locality with 26.79% positivity rate.

Ismail added, after a risk analysis was carried out with several agencies in the MCO Technical Committee, the government agreed to enforce EMCO in this locality.

“EMCO is implemented to enable MOH to carry out early active detection on the positive cases so that they could be isolated the soonest and to prevent  COVID-19 infection from spreading to other community,” Ismail added.

However Ismail said, the EMCO on National Secondary School Madai, Kunak, Sabah scheduled to end on 14th May 2021will be extended from 15th May until 28th May 2021 due to the continuous spreading of COVID-19 infection amongst the people besides 51 remaining samples are pending for the results.

Earlier MOH had carried out 895 screening tests and out of which 42 have been detected with positive COVID-19. 

The EMCO in Kampung Bergosong, Tawau, Sabah is lifted on 15th May as scheduled following a decreasing trend besides all positive COVID-19 cases have received treatment while the close contacts have been isolated. 

On the Task Force Monitoring Operation, Ismail said, yesterday 292 individuals were detained for not complying with the standard operating procedure (SOP) and out of which 279 individuals had been issued with compounds and 14 were remanded.

The non-complying offences committed include not recording personal details/registration when entering premises (75), no physical distancing (62), not wearing mask (45) and others (110).-Malaysia World News  


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