EMCO to end as scheduled at Amber Court Apartments, Muar rehab centre on Wednesday (Jan 20)


PUTRAJAYA: The enhanced MCO at Amber Court Apartments in Jalan Genting, Bentong in Pahang and Pusat Pemulihan Akhlak in Muar, Johor will be lifted on Wednesday (Jan 20).

Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said health authorities had carried out 1,644 screenings at the locality since the enhanced MCO was enforced on Dec 10.

Of the figure, 467 tests came back positive.

Ismail Sabri said that health officials confirmed there is a downward trend in the number of positive cases reported and has recommended that the enhanced MCO be lifted on Wednesday as planned.

As for the locality in Muar, he said that health authorities had informed the National Security Council (NSC) special meeting that of 827 tests done, 184 Covid-19 positive cases were reported at the centre.

“There are still 75 active cases remaining and patients are placed at Block C while 10 of the centre’s staff, who are also positive, are placed at the school block. With the advice of the Health Ministry, the NSC has agreed to lift the enhanced MCO at Pusat Pemulihan Akhlak.

“However, the blocks where positive cases are placed will have the order extended from Jan 21 to Feb 3, ” he said on Tuesday (Jan 19).

The centre was under enhanced MCO after 20 detainees tested positive for Covid-19 on Dec 24.

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