Covid-19: Enhanced MCO not needed for Damanlela cluster, area under control, says Ismail Sabri


PUTRAJAYA: An enhanced MCO will not be imposed on the construction site on Jalan Damanlela in Kuala Lumpur, despite the 800 Covid-19 cases there as health authorities have taken measures to control the situation, says Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

He added that the construction site had been closed since cases were detected in the area.

"The Health Ministry is of the opinion that there is no need to impose an enhanced MCO in the area and they have taken the necessary action, which is to screen all workers at the construction site.

"Those who tested positive have been sent to hospital and those awaiting results have been placed in quarantine," he said on Wednesday (Nov 18).

To date, 3,070 workers there have been screened for Covid-19.

Ismail Sabri said there are no plans to put all of Kuala Lumpur or Selangor under enhanced MCO following a spike in the number of cases.

He said the Health Ministry would evaluate the situation in a particular area and decide if the area should be placed under lockdown.

Ismail Sabri pointed out that an enhanced MCO had been enforced in Medan 88 in Salak Tinggi, Sepang and also the Top Glove workers hostel in Klang when the number of cases detected went up.

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