JOHOR BARU: The compliance rate with the movement control order (MCO) in Johor has dropped by 1.68% as of Saturday (March 28).
State Health and Environment Committee chairman R. Vidyananthan said the compliance rate with the MCO in Johor had fallen to 96.07% from 97.75% on Friday (March 27).
“This is a bad sign. The compliance rate is still low compared to the state government’s aim.
“The country and state are battling an enemy that cannot be seen with the naked eye. Stubbornness will not help us win this battle and I plead with all of you to help us break the chain by abiding by the MCO and stay at home, ” he said in a media conference via Facebook Live Sunday (March 29).
He also urged residents of Kampung Datuk Ibrahim Majid and Bandar Baharu Datuk Ibrahim Majid in Simpang Renggam, where the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) was imposed since Friday to remain calm and abide by the order.
“The government has started the disinfection and sterilisation process at public places in the affected areas.
“Officers from the Health Department are also actively conducting health screening among all residents from the area to identify their health status and I urge them to give their fullest cooperation to the health officers, ” he said.
He also assured the residents that basic food supplies are sufficient and that the food had been distributed to the public in the EMCO areas since Friday.
On Thursday (March 26), Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the EMCO, which would last until April 9, was done at the areas following advice from the Health Ministry.
“This is to prevent Covid-19 from spreading further and to enable the authorities to carry out tracking operations from house to house, ” he said.
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