PUTRAJAYA: Top Glove’s workers dormitory and the surrounding area will be placed under an enhanced movement control order beginning Tuesday (Nov 17), says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
He said the decision was made following a spike in the number of Covid-19 cases reported in the area.
As at Nov 15, there were 215 positive cases.
“The Health Ministry has carried out a risk evaluation and studied the probability of infection and has advised the National Security Council special meeting to enforce the enhanced MCO in the area for 14 days until Nov 30, ” he said in his regular briefing on Monday (Nov 16).
The affected area is the male workers dormitory and Jalan Abadi 1A/KU8, and the female workers dormitory as well as Jalan Abadi 1A and Jalan Abadi 10/KU8.
The lockdown involves 13,190 workers and close to 1,200 residents.
Ismail said that placing the area under an enhanced MCO would allow health authorities to conduct targeted screening on workers and residents in the affected area.
“The Top Glove management must carry out screening on all of its factory workers and on hostels which supply workers to the factory.
“Sanitisation of the factory premises must also be done by the company, ” he said.
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