Ismail Sabri: Enhanced MCO at Westlite dorms in Senai ending ahead of time


PETALING JAYA: The enhanced MCO at the Westlite 1 and 2 workers' dormitories in Senai, Johor have ended ahead of time, following a downward trend in Covid-19 cases there.

Senior Minister (security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the enhanced MCO at the dormitories was supposed to end on Jan 29 but was lifted on Saturday (Jan 23) on the advice of the Health Ministry after a risk assessment.

"The Health Ministry conducted 1,978 tests there and 692 came back positive.

"A reduction in cases in the area was also reported and there are no more samples waiting to be tested," he said in a statement on Saturday.

The enhanced MCO at the Johor Baru Correctional Centre and its staff quarters will end as scheduled on Sunday (Jan 24) after the area showed a downward trend in infections.

Ismail said 1,402 tests were conducted in the area with 1,015 positive for Covid-19.

The area reported its last positive case on Jan 13.

"On the Health Ministry's advice and risk assessment, the government has agreed to end the enhanced MCO at the Johor Baru Correctional Centre and its staff quarters at Batu 19, Jalan Ulu Choh-Pontian on Jan 24 as planned," he said.

Ismail said the enhanced MCO at the Jelebu Prison and its staff quarters in Negri Sembilan will also end on Sunday, except in one part of the area.

The prison's transit block, also known as the Muhasabah Block, will continue to be under enhanced MCO until Feb 7 as 49 cases are still being treated at the Low-Risk Treatment Centre with 69 other close contacts undergoing quarantine.

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