Enhanced MCO to be enforced in Orang Asli village in Perak until Feb 3

PUTRAJAYA: An enhanced movement control order will be enforced at Kg Orang Asli Bartu 6 in Batang Padang, Perak beginning Jan 21, says Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (pic).

He said health authorities had carried out screen tests on those with symptoms from Jan 14 to 18 and reported 12 positive cases there.

"Health authorities also confirmed there are 87 close contacts who are being quarantined.

"On the advice of the Health Ministry, the National Security Council special meeting has agreed to enforce an enhanced MCO at Kg Orang Asli Baru 6 at Batang Padang, Perak for 14 days until Feb 3," he said on Wednesday (Jan 20).

Ismail Sabri said this would allow health officials to carry out targeted screening in the area which has 494 residents and enable authorities to control their movement.

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