Enhanced MCO in Kg Haji Baki, Kuching cut short by four days to Friday (Nov 13)

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  • Thursday, 12 Nov 2020

Deputy Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah.

KUCHING: The enhanced movement control order (MCO) at Kampung Haji Baki here will be lifted on Friday (Nov 13) instead of Nov 17 as no further Covid-19 cases have been detected in the area, says Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah.

The Deputy Chief Minister said the all results from a second round of screening returned negative on Thursday (Nov 12).

As such, he said the state disaster management committee had decided to end the enhanced MCO, which was originally extended to Nov 17.

"We have screened a total of 3,264 people in the area. Our procedure is all these people have to go through a first test and a second test on the 10th day.

"Today, we have got all the results so there is no reason for us to continue the enhanced MCO.

"Moreover the people there will also be under the conditional MCO in Kuching district," Uggah said at the committee's briefing here on Thursday (Nov 12).

The enhanced MCO was first imposed on Kampung Haji Baki from Oct 28 until Nov 10 after 25 cases were detected in the Baki cluster on Oct 27.

On Nov 10, the committee extended the enhanced MCO by another week from Nov 11 to 17 as two positive cases were detected during the second screening on Nov 4-9 and another 448 samples were awaiting lab results.

Uggah said a total of 33 positive cases, including the index case, were detected out of the 3,264 villagers screened during the enhanced MCO.

"We thank all the agencies involved in enforcing the enhanced MCO at Kampung Haji Baki as well as the community leaders for their assistance.

"We also thank all the residents of Kampung Haji Baki for their cooperation during the enhanced MCO," he said.

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