PUTRAJAYA: The enhanced movement control order (MCO) enforced in three localities in Kudat, Sabah will be extended for another 14 days till Nov 26, says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (pic).
He said the decision was made after health authorities found there were still active cases in Kg Pengaraban, Kg Tanjung Kapor and Kg Landung Ayang, which has been under lockdown since Oct 12.
As of Nov 11, there are 21 active cases in Kg Pengaraban, 10 in Kg Tanjung Kapor and 54 in Kg Landung Ayang.
The Health Ministry has conducted 14,096 Covid-19 screenings to date.
“Since there are still a number of active cases and a large number of screen test results still pending, the ministry had advised the National Security Council to extend the enhanced MCO for another two weeks,” said Ismail Sabri on Thursday (Nov 12).
The lockdown involves 2,393 homes with 13,884 people.
Ismail Sabri said the decision to impose conditional or enhanced MCO is made after health authorities advise the government, based on findings and complete data that they have on the ground situation.
“A lot of people have asked what are the reasons behind the government’s decision to impose lockdown.
“All decisions are made based on data, risk evaluation and infection probabilities that are presented by the Health Ministry.
“They make recommendations based on information from data. That is how these decisions are made,” he said.