Kamunting Correctional Centre under EMCO from today

KUALA LUMPUR: The Kamunting Correctional Centre and its officers quarters in Taiping, Perak, have been placed under the enhanced movement control order (MCO).

Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the enhanced MCO would be effective today until Jan 12.

“As of Dec 24, the Health Ministry has conducted 1,490 screenings on the detainees and 50 of them tested positive for Covid-19.

“The enhanced MCO is in place to control the existing cluster and prevent infections among other detainees, staff, family members or the outside community, ” he said yesterday.

He also reported that compounds were issued to 142 individuals for violating the recovery MCO.

“Among the offences committed on Monday were not wearing face masks and failure to maintain physical distancing, ” Ismail Sabri said.

The task force monitoring SOP compliance carried out 40,152 inspections nationwide on Monday, including at 3,401 supermarkets, 4,567 restaurants and 3,205 banks.

Ops Benteng resulted in the arrest of 16 undocumented immigrants while three land vehicles were seized following 110 roadblocks conducted nationwide.

Meanwhile, Ismail Sabri said 93,728 individuals had returned to Malaysia since July 24.

“There are 7,518 people still undergoing mandatory quarantine at government-designated stations, ” he said,

He also announced that the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry performed 535 checks on 12 types of goods and the supply of necessities was sufficient.

The ministry also conducted 873 checks on premises and found that all of them had adhered to the SOP, he added.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 18
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3

Did you find this article insightful?


80% readers found this article insightful

Next In Nation

Dr M gives thumbs up after receiving Covid-19 vaccine
Missing girl found drowned
Saifuddin: Combating fake news major challenge for Communications Ministry
Covid-19: 1,683 new cases, three deaths bring death toll to 1,169
Man steals from own family to settle debts
Covid-19: Cases up by 1,683, bringing total to 313,460 (updated daily)
Dr Wee: Malaysia to make reasonable efforts to continue search for MH370
NGOs want amendments to Act 55 for better protection of domestic workers
Six mat rempit detained, two road users held for drink-driving in Penang
Upko's Lucas Umbul joins Sabah STAR

Stories You'll Enjoy