KL condo under EMCO after 17 cases detected


PETALING JAYA: Residents of a condominium in Kuala Lumpur’s city centre will face stricter movement restrictions after 17 confirmed Covid-19 cases were detected there, said Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

Starting today, the enhanced movement control order (MCO) would affect 3,200 residents in 502 condominium units and business premises, he said.

“The Health Ministry confirmed 17 positive cases of Covid-19 at Menara City One in Jalan Munshi Abdullah, Kuala Lumpur.

“Based on the number of cases and advice from the Health Ministry, it was decided that the third phase of the MCO should be implemented, which is the enhanced MCO, from March 31 to April 13.

“This action will allow the tracking of cases from unit to unit within the 14 days, ” said Ismail Sabri in a statement yesterday.

He said non-residents or visitors would not be allowed to enter the premises and all business activities were to be stopped immediately except for the sale of essentials.

“Residents can order food via delivery service. There will be a medical base at the tower and all entrances and exits will be closed off.“The police, army, Malaysian Civil Defence Force and Rela volunteers will be guarding the closed-off area.

“Residents who need assistance can contact the special hotline at 03-2694 3243/03-4026 7222 or 013-329 5141, ” said Ismail Sabri.

The enhanced MCO is already in place at two villages in Johor and seven villages in Hulu Langat due to a spike in Covid-19 cases.

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