Covid-19: Enhanced MCO in Sarawak's Kg Haji Baki lifted after no new cases in seven days, says Ismail Sabri

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  • Friday, 13 Nov 2020

PUTRAJAYA: The enhanced MCO placed on Kg Haji Baki in Kuching, Sarawak, has been lifted after no new Covid-19 cases were reported there over the past seven days, says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri.

The lifting of the order came 11 days earlier than scheduled, after the order was extended and supposed to end on Nov 24.

The Defence Minister said the Health Ministry had recommended for the enhanced MCO for the area be extended when it ended on Nov 10.

“This was because the health authorities were still waiting for lab results on tests done on residents then.

“However, as of Nov 12, all the test results came back and there were no new positive cases reported in the area for the past seven days.

“Following the advice and risk evaluation done by the Health Ministry, the National Security Council special meeting has agreed to lift the enhanced MCO enforced on Kg Haji Baki in Kuching, ” he said.

The village has 532 houses with 4,191 residents.

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