Covid-19 red zones: More precautionary measures may be announced, says Annuar Musa


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  • Monday, 23 Mar 2020

KUALA LUMPUR: Additional precautionary measures could be announced for locations in the federal capital considered as Covid-19 red zones, says Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa.

“The Health Ministry has classified any area that has more than 40 Covid-19 cases as a red zone, including Titiwangsa and Sri Petaling, where the recent tabligh gathering had taken place, ” he said in a statement on the Federal Territories Ministry's Facebook page on Monday (March 23).

However, he added that there was some discrepancy as to which constituency the mosque was in, with some saying that it came under Lembah Pantai while others said it’s in Seputeh constituency.

He added this issue would be settled soon.

“We hope that residents will give their full cooperation should MOH (Health Ministry) or MKN (Malaysian National Security Council) announce more efforts to minimise the movement of people in these areas, ” he said without elaborating.

Annuar hoped that the public would continue to stay at home to reduce the transmission of Covid-19.

Updating on the number of confirmed cases, Annuar said that 212 cases had been reported in Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya, with five cases in Labuan.

On Sunday (March 22), he said four locations in the city were

Covid-19 red zones and placed under “intensive” watch by authorities during the movement control order.

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