Port Dickson, Seremban under MCO until Feb 1

Pantai Teluk Kemang is Port Dickson’s most popular beach. - Filepic

PUTRAJAYA: Seremban and Port Dickson will be placed under the movement control order from today following a sharp rise in the number of Covid-19 cases, says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

The Senior Minister said the order would be in place for 14 days until Feb 1.

He said health authorities confirmed that infectivity rate in the two localities were high and that there has been a spike in cases over the past two weeks.

“Seven out of nine sub-districts in Seremban are red zones with the number of cases ranging between 56 and 283.

“On the advice of the Health Ministry, the National Security Council special meeting has agreed to place Seremban and Port Dickson under MCO for two weeks.

“This will help to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the community and to control movement in both districts, ” he said.

The government also announced the end of the enhanced MCO for Kampung Timbang Dayang in Kota Belud, Sabah.

Ismail Sabri said to date, health authorities had carried out 516 screenings with 53 testing positive.

“So the number of active cases in this locality is under control. The most recent case recorded was on Jan 11, ” he said.

On enforcement activities, the senior minister said police arrested 250 people for failing to wear face masks in crowded public places.

They were among 785 people who were arrested for breaching various standard operating procedure (SOP) on Sunday.

Of the total, 765 were issued compounds, 19 remanded and one released on bail.

Other offences included interstate travel without permission (31), failure to record customer presence in business outlets (137), operating beyond permitted hours (38) and not practising physical distancing (165).

Ismail Sabri said the taskforce monitoring SOP compliance also carried out 45,346 checks on Sunday, including supermarkets (3,591), restaurants (4,697), traders (1,604) and factories (1,320).

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