Those under enhanced MCO should stay indoors, says Ipoh OCPD


IPOH: Residents under an enhanced movement control order (MCO) who leave their homes risk being tracked by police, says the Ipoh OCPD.

Asst Comm A. Asmadi Abdul Aziz said the police would be making their rounds in areas under the enhanced MCO.

“We have the data on house owners and tenants. Those who flee will be tracked.

“We hope residents under enhanced MCO remain calm, ” he told reporters at Taman Pinji Mewah, here Tuesday (Dec 1).

Taman Klebang Jaya Zone A and Taman Pinji Mewah Zone A in Ipoh were placed under an enhanced MCO from today until Dec 14.

This was due to a spike in Covid-19 cases among workers of the Kamaya and Salutica factories in Ipoh.

ACP Asmadi said the enhanced MCO at Taman Pinji Mewah involved a total of 1,628 residents.

“All entrances including small alleys (lorong tikus) will be close.

“The order also covered about 407 houses and shop lots.

“We have allocated 90 personnel including from other agencies to monitor the area, over three shifts.

“Meanwhile Taman Klebang Zone A involves about 1,060 houses and 4,428 residents, ” he said, adding residents under the enhanced MCO area will be called in for swab tests.

“There is no need for them (residents) to rush to the test centre, they will be called accordingly.

“The most important thing right now is to follow the Covid-19 standard operating procedure.

“If there are any emergency cases, the residents can contact our personnel to assist them, ” he said.

To date, there are four areas in Ipoh that have been placed under an enhanced MCO.

On Nov 18, two localities in Taman Meru 2C, namely Zone B and Zone C, were placed under enhanced MCO from Nov 20 until Dec 3 involving 2,288 residents and 572 houses.

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