Hilir Perak under EMCO from today


PETALING JAYA: An enhanced movement control order has been imposed in Hilir Perak, with 185 people testing positive at the Central Medicare construction site, factory and dormitory there, says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

The enhanced MCO is from today until March 7.

“After a risk analysis was conducted, the government agreed to the enhanced MCO.

“This will make it easier for the Health Ministry to conduct mass testing on 2,808 workers there while also controlling the spread of infection within the community, ” he said.

He added that the enhanced MCO at the Taiping Prison and staff quarters would end on schedule today.

On mandatory screening of foreign workers yesterday, Ismail Sabri said 13,998 foreigners had undergone screening and from the total, 52 were found positive.

“Cumulatively, the Human Resources Ministry announced 426,923 foreign workers had been screened for Covid-19 involving 20,752 employers, in which 7,778 people were confirmed positive while 419,145 others were negative, ” he added.

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