PUTRAJAYA: The conditional MCO in Labuan will be extended until Dec 6, says Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
He said the decision was made by the National Security Council special meeting after being briefed on the Covid-19 situation there.
He said health authorities reported an additional 35 new positive cases as of Nov 12.
This brings the total number of Covid-19 positive cases in Labuan to 1,135.
“Following the advice of the Health Ministry, the council has agreed to extend the conditional MCO in Labuan until Dec 6.
“This is needed to check on infection and allow health authorities to carry out active case detection in targeted areas that have been identified as high risk, ” he said.
Conditional MCO was first imposed on Labuan for 14 days from Oct 17 and was later extended until Nov 13.
The island had recorded a spike in positive cases, prompting authorities to impose the order.