Alor Setar Prison now under targeted enhanced MCO

KUALA LUMPUR: The Alor Setar Prison in Kedah is now under a targeted enhanced movement control order (MCO) due to the recent spike of Covid-19 cases.

Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the targeted enhanced MCO will be in effect for 14 days from 12.01am on Tuesday (Oct 6).

"It will also involve the personnel quarters at the prison. The government has decided to do this based on the recommendations of the Health Minister," he said in a statement on Sunday (Oct 4).

The targeted enhanced MCO is aimed at curbing the spread of Covid-19 at the area, he added.

"It will also enable targeted contact tracing to be done at the prison.

"Throughout the period, movement into and out of the prison is prohibited while family of inmates are not allowed to visit as well," Ismail Sabri said.

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