Enhanced MCO jolts Sg Lui folk into reality


Edry Faizal Eddy Yusof

KLANG: It took an enhanced movement control order (MCO) to jolt people in several communities in Sungai Lui, Hulu Langat, into realising that their area has a high number of confirmed Covid-19 cases.

Dusun Tua assemblyman Edry Faizal Eddy Yusof was surprised to learn that there were 71 Covid-19 cases from a nearby tahfiz.

He said many of the area’s residents and he himself were under the impression that there had only been about 20 such cases.

“It is good that we know the exact numbers now as it will make the people comply with the enhanced MCO, ’’ he added.

Edry Faizal said he was told there were still some villagers who had been loitering around or sitting together in the villages. However, he added, they were all asked to go home by patrolling policemen.

“I have told the village headmen not to allow anyone to continue doing this and to explain to villagers why they must stay indoors, ’’ said Edry Faizal.

He added that he had also spoken to the Welfare Department regarding the necessary aid for his constituents in the seven Sungai Lui villages placed under the enhanced MCO.

“They are just waiting for the green light from the district office to go in and do the necessary, ’’ he said.

Village head for Kampung Batu 21,22,23 and 24 Mohd Razak Jalaludin, 52, said he had instructed all the villagers not to venture out of their homes under any circumstances.

He said although the 71 cases were all in one location, it was explained to the villagers how the infection spreads and why they will be safe if they remain at home.

Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced the enhanced MCO on Sunday after

71 positive cases emerged from 274 residents of Maahad Tahfiz An-Nabawiyyah in Batu 23, Sungai Lui.

Headman of Kampung Batu 20, Mohd Ramdan Kamso, 66, said he was not going to take any chances, although his village is not under the enhanced MCO.

“I have instructed everyone to stay indoors and I am making regular rounds around the village to ensure the villagers do not wander around unnecessarily, ’’ he said.

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