KUALA LUMPUR – The Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) will be implemented at the Tongkang Pechah locality in Batu Pahat, Johor beginning tomorrow’s midnight.
The EMCO is implemented based on the current surge of Covid-19 in the locality.
According to Senior Minister (Security Cluster), Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has conducted 572 screenings on the residents and 56 cases were recorded positive.
Meanwhile, he said that 302 screening samples are still awaiting result.
“Based on the risk assessment and advice of the MOH, the special meeting today agreed to implement EMCO at Tongkang Pechah, Batu Pahat, Johor beginning 29 November until 13 December.
“The EMCO will involve 16,300 residents in areas such as Bandar Putera Indah, Lorong 7 until 10, Batu 7 and Kampung Mohd Nor,” he said during a news conference today.
According to him, the EMCO would enable the MOH to run targeted screening besides reducing the movements among the community in that area.
Similar EMCO standard operating procedures (SOP) will be implemented on this area. For further information, the public may refer the National Security Council (MKN)’s website.
Meanwhile, he also said that the EMCO for the Kuching district in Sarawak will end today. MOH has verified that the active Covid-19 cases in the district has shown a decreasing trend and are under control.
“At the advice of MOH, the special meeting today agreed to end the EMCO at Kuching, Sarawak on 27 November 2020 as scheduled,” he said. –MalaysiaGazette