Ismail Sabri: Jelebu Prison, JB Correctional Centre, Dewan Arena Segitiga to be under EMCO on Jan 11-24


PETALING JAYA: Three areas - one in Negeri Sembilan and two in Johor - will be placed under extended enhanced movement control order (MCO) from Jan 11 to Jan 24, says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

In his daily statement on the update of the movement control order Saturday (Jan 9), Ismail said that the authorities decided to extend the enhanced MCO at the Jelebu Prison and prison staff living quarters in Negeri Sembilan on the advice of the Health Ministry.

"The government also agreed to extend the enhanced MCO at the Johor Baru Correctional Centre and its staff living quarters in Jalan Ulu Choh-Pontian and at the Dewan Arena Segitiga in Mukim Kota Tinggi," said Ismail.

The Dewan Arena Segitiga currently housed inmates from the Kota Tinggi District Police lockup.

Ismail said that extension was made as the Health Ministry stated that the positivity rate at these places are still high and there is still a high infection rate even after the second screening.

"At the Jelebu Prison, 1,694 screenings were done and of that, 459 were found to be positive.

"At the Johor Bahru Correctional Centre, 1,376 screenings were done and of that, 516 positive cases were recorded.

"At Dewan Arena Segitiga, 171 screenings were done and 164 positive cases were recorded," said Ismail.

On other routine MCO matters, Ismail said that the Compliance Task Force conducted 48,146 inspections as of Jan 8 to ensure adherence to MCO SOPs.

"The police apprehended 372 individuals for going against the SOPs and and they were all given compounds," said Ismail.

He said most of the offences included failure to record customer details and not wearing face masks.

At the borders, Ismail said 26 illegal migrants were arrested along with nine land vehicles.

Sanitation of public places, namely in 22 red zones in various states were conducted.

Ismail also stated that between Apr 20 and Jan 8, authorities have inspected 8,064 construction sites nationwide with 14,223 inspections.

"On Jan 8, 11 construction sites were inspected and all were found to be SOP compliant," said Ismail.

He further said that inspection by the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry will continue on essential goods and provisions in the country.

"On the whole, supply of essential goods is adequate for continuous demand," said Ismail.

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