KUALA LUMPUR: The conditional movement control order (MCO) imposed in Sabah will be extended until Nov 9, says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (pic).
The Senior Minister (Security) said the conditional MCO for Sabah was initially slated from Oct 13 to 26, but the Health Ministry still recorded a sharp spike in Covid-19 cases in the state following targeted tests.
"The government has decided to extend the conditional MCO in Sabah until Nov 9," he said during his daily briefing on Saturday (Oct 24).
On another matter, two areas in Sabah – Taman Semarak and PPR Balung in Tawau – will be placed under enhanced MCO from Oct 26 until Nov 8.
"Both areas involve 4,266 houses and 21,470 residents," he said.
Ismail Sabri said that under the standard operating procedure, residents are not allowed to step out of the area, except for emergency cases such as medical reasons or deaths and police approval is required before they are allowed to go out.
"All schools, mosques and other houses of worship are closed during the enhanced MCO period.
"Sundry shops are allowed to operate from 6am until 6pm while recreational and sports activities are not allowed.
"The Health Ministry will conduct targeted tests on residents while food supply will be coordinated by the state disaster operation centre," Ismail Sabri said.
He also advised those involved to check the National Security Council website for more information.