Covid-19: Health DG reminds Selangor residents to comply with conditional MCO

PETALING JAYA: Klang Valley residents have been urged to comply with the conditional movement control order (MCO) to curb the spread of Covid-19.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said that with the 76 new cases on Saturday (Oct 24) the total number of Covid-19 positive cases in Selangor was now 3,880.

"The highest increases were seen in Hulu Langat (168 cases) Klang (115) and Gombak (93).

"The increase in local transmission cases in Selangor started on Oct 2 and has increased consistently up to today," he said.

He also said that 196 cases in Selangor have a history of travelling to Sabah.

"Subsequently, nine clusters have been identified in Selangor involving those who had come back from Sabah, he said.

He added that local transmissions began occurring in Selangor, leading to many cases and 35 active clusters.

Dr Noor Hisham likened the situation to that in Kedah, which originated from the Sivangangga Cluster.

He said because of this, aside from screenings at domestic and international entry points for those who came back from Sabah, the Government also decided to implement the conditional MCO in Selangor, Putrajaya and Kuala Lumpur.

"It also decided that workers in management and monitoring in public and industrial sectors in these areas be allowed to work from home effective Oct 22.

"The main reason for this is so that more people stay home and reduce movement in the community which can curb the transmission of the virus," he said adding that whether this action succeeds or not depends on the compliance and cooperation of everyone.

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