KUALA LUMPUR – The Administrative Targeted Enhanced Movement Control Order (TEMCO) will be implemented in four districts in Sabah beginning this midnight until 12 October.
Senior Minister (Security Cluster), Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, the districts are Lahad Datu, Tawau, Kunak and Semporna involving 962,661 residents.
According to him, the Ministry of Health has verified 1,195 Covid-19 positive cases in the four districts from the period of 1 September until yesterday.
From that amount, Lahad Datu recorded 241 cases followed by Tawau with 634 cases, Kunak recorded 65 cases and 266 cases in Semporna.
“Taking into consideration of the number of cases, the government, at the advice of the Ministry of Health has decided to implement the administrative TEMCO at those areas.
“The administrative TEMCO will come into effect beginning 12.01 this midnight, 29 September until 12 October and it will involve 962,661 residents.
“The implementation of TEMCO is to curb the spread and infection of Covid-19 in those districts and to enable targeted tracing activities throughout the 14 days,” he said.
Ismail also said that residents of the area will not be allowed to leave the TEMCO area throughout the period. Besides that, no residents or visitors are allowed into the four districts.
“All business activities in those areas must cease, with the exception of those selling essential items and services.
“Medical Base will be opened in the TEMCO areas and all entrances and exits of the area will be closed,” he said.
To ensure compliance, the police, military, Civil Defence Force, People’s Volunteer Corps, Local Authorities and officers are given the authority to control the area.
He also advised the residents to remain calm and give their full cooperation to the healthcare workers from MOH and obey all orders given by the authorities. –MalaysiaGazette