Ismail Sabri: All residents in two Perlis villages to undergo Covid-19 swab tests


PUTRAJAYA: Covid-19 swab tests will be conducted on all residents in two Sanglang, Perlis villages currently under a targeted enhanced movement control order (MCO).

“Health authorities will be conducting Covid-19 swab tests on all residents in the affected area," said Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

He added that the two villages affected by the targeted enhanced MCO - Kampung Kuala Sanglang and Kampung Tanah Timbul - covered 872 people from 191 houses.

Ismail Sabri said that the targeted enhanced MCO will run from Monday (Aug 10) until Aug 31, adding that it was put in place due to cases linked to the Sivagangga cluster.

"The targeted enhanced MCO for this area will use existing standard operating procedures with additional roadblocks set up and roads being cut off," he said on Monday (Aug 10).

Ismail Sabri said that the movement of people within the area under the targeted enhanced MCO is allowed, adding that shops selling essential goods and restaurants offering take-away services are allowed to operate from 8am to 6pm.

He added that schools and government offices will be closed, while activities in mosques and places of worship are not allowed.

"The movement of people in and out of the area will not be allowed during the targeted enhanced MCO, ” said Ismail Sabri.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
   

Did you find this article insightful?

Yes
No

89% readers found this article insightful

Next In Nation

Covid-19: About 360 Top Glove employees taken by bus for treatment at hospitals after testing positive
Covid-19: Selangor Zakat Board confirms employee tested positive
GrabFood rider determined to do his job despite being involved in harrowing accident
Eateries, convenience stores in Sabah must still operate until 10pm for now, says Masidi
Local man, foreign woman arrested for allegedly dumping dead baby near mosque
Covid-19: M'sian virologist joins international commission probing coronavirus origins
Covid-19: Four new clusters identified, three come to an end, says Health DG
Cops hunting down snatch thieves following viral video
Six SMK Kuala Besut students win international award for short video
Covid-19: More than 1k cases linked to Teratai cluster, closure of factories will enable thorough screening, says Health DG

Stories You'll Enjoy