KUALA LUMPUR – The government will be implementing the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) at Taman Telipok Ria in Tuaran, Sabah for 14 days beginning 27 November.
Besides Tuaran, the EMCO will also be implemented at the Sungai Seluang subdistrict in Kulim for 14 days and is scheduled to end on 10 December.
According to Senior Minister (Security Cluster), Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, the EMCO in Tuaran involves an area of 229,459 square feet, 3,400 units of houses and 18,000 residents.
“The special meeting today has heard the presentation from the Ministry of Health (MOH) on the surge of Covid-19 cases at Taman Telipuk Ria. We were briefed by the MOH that as of 22 November, 2609 screenings were conducted.
“It has also recorded 253 Covid-19 positive cases and 581 samples are awaiting for result.
“At the advice and risk assessment of MOH, we have agreed to implement EMCO at the locality,” he said in a news conference today.
Meanwhile, the EMCO at the housing areas of Sungai Seluang subdistrict of Kulim in Kedah will also be implemented for 14 days and end on 10 December.
According to Ismail Sabri, MOH has conducted 197 targeted screening and from that amount, 50 Covid-19 positive cases have been recorded involving that locality.
“Based on the risk assessment and advice of MOH, the special meeting agreed to implement EMCO at the housing areas of Sungai Seluang subdistrict, Kulim for 14 days beginning 27 November until 10 December.
“The EMCO involves 1,412 houses and an estimation of 6,000 residents,” he said. –MalaysiaGazette