EMCO at Top Glove dormitories in Klang extended another 14 days (updated)

PETALING JAYA: The enhanced MCO at Top Glove workers' dormitories in Meru, Klang, will be extended by another 14 days, says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

He said the extension will take place from Tuesday (Dec 1) until Dec 14. The dormitories had initially been placed under an enhanced MCO from Nov 17 to 30.

Ismail said that a total of 5,805 tests had been conducted on workers of the rubber glove manufacturer, with 3,406 testing positive for Covid-19.

He said the risk assessment by the Health Ministry found that there was still a high rate of positive cases in the area.

He added that those who tested negative in the Teratai cluster still posed a risk and that a second test would be conducted.

“All workers will have to undergo testing at private clinics while being monitored by the Klang Health department, ” he said.

Ismail, also the Defence Minister, added that non-Malaysians who tested negative would be placed at a quarantine station while Malaysians would have to undergo quarantine at home, with a Home Surveillance Order (HSO) for 14 days.

Non-citizens who test positive for the disease will be placed at a Quarantine and Low Risk Treatment Centre (PKRC) while Malaysians who test positive will be placed at Health Ministry hospitals.

“Workers who are undergoing quarantine are not allowed to go back to work until a repeat test is negative and they are given an HSO discharge, ” he said.

He added that the Klang health department would have to be notified of any movement of workers from the PKRC.

Ismail also said that employers will bear the cost of testing, setting up and running the PKRC, food, and transport.

He added that workers will only be allowed back to work once they are discharged from the HSO or those who test positive have been given clearance to do so.

“There were many people who were saying that the Health Ministry was working with Top Glove to allow those who were tested to work as normal. This is not true ...

“The public does not need to worry. They are not cleared to be in the community, ” he said.

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