Village in Sarawak to be under EMCO from Feb 23-March 8, says Ismail Sabri


PUTRAJAYA: A village in Sarawak will be placed under the enhanced movement control order beginning Tuesday (Feb 23), following 60 Covid-19 positive cases reported at the locality.

Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri said the government has decided to place Kampung Emperoh Jambu in Padawan in Kuching division, Sarawak under lockdown.

He said that to date, 60 positive cases were reported at the locality and health authorities confirmed that there is a sudden spike in the number of cases.

“After a risk assessment, the government has agreed that Kampung Emperoh Jambu be placed under enhanced MCO for 14 days until March 8, ” he said on Monday (Feb 22).

Ismail Sabri said the order will enable health authorities to screen 1,215 of the village residents and to control their movement to prevent infection within the community.

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