PUTRAJAYA: The targeted enhanced movement control order (MCO) enforced in Lahad Datu, Tawau, Kunak and Semporna in Sabah has been extended to Oct 26.
Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said this was necessary following an increase in Covid-19 cases recorded in these areas.
They were initially placed under targeted enhanced MCO until Oct 12.
"Because there are still cases reported, we need to control the areas to prevent any further spreading," he said on Friday (Oct 9).
At the same time, the government is also extending the MCO at Tawau Prison and Taman Ehsan prison quarters for the second time.
It will be under lockdown until Oct 25.
Ismail said this had to be done as Covid-19 cases were still recorded there.
MCO for Tawau Prison and Taman Ehsan was enforced on Sept 11 for 14 days. It was extended for another two weeks, and was supposed to end today.