Conditional MCO at Kg Padang Che Mas in Baling to end on Saturday (Oct 31)

KUALA LUMPUR: The conditional movement control order (MCO) at Kampung Padang Che Mas in Baling, Kedah will end as scheduled on Saturday (Oct 31), says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

The Senior Minister (Security) said a special meeting decided to end the conditional MCO there on Oct 31.

"As of Thursday (Oct 29), the Health Ministry verified that there were no new Covid-19 positive cases recorded in the area.

"The conditional MCO was announced beginning Oct 18 and was scheduled to end on Oct 31," he told reporters during his daily briefing on Friday (Oct 30).

It was reported on Oct 16 that Kampung Padang Che Mas would be put under conditional MCO after 25 people in the village were found to be infected with Covid-19.

A total of 236 people were screened for the virus and told to undergo mandatory quarantine at home and wear quarantine armbands.

Of those screened, the 25 cases involving five families were identified.

Meanwhile, Ismail said those who operated their own businesses or did not have employers and needed to cross district or state lines should get permits to do so from the police.

"We understand not everyone has employers who can issue them with letters to allow them to move around especially within the areas under conditional MCO.

"In such cases, the best solution is to go to the police station to get letters of permission which will allow them to cross state or district lines," he said.

Ismail also said the Armed Forces field hospital in Tawau had received 163 patients between Oct 20 and Oct 28 involving 143 female and 20 male patients.

"The medical treatment offered at the field hospital included oncology, obstetrics and gynaecology, as well as paediatrics," he said.

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