Ismail Sabri: EMCO for workers' quarters in Perak, extended for Tapah Prison


PETALING JAYA: An enhanced movement control order (MCO) will be imposed at the dormitories of workers of Imperial Garments in Flat Anjung Tawas Damai, Perak.

Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (pic) said that the enhanced MCO would be implemented from March 1 to 14.

"As of now, the Health Ministry have conducted 524 tests and from that number, a total of 213 people were found Covid-19 positive.

"The Health Ministry confirmed that there is a steep increase in the number of cases in this locality, with a high infectivity rate," he said in a statement on Sunday (Feb 28).

He added that the enhanced MCO was imposed after risk assessment was conducted with various other agencies and upon the advice of the Health Ministry.

The Senior Minister (Security) also said the enhanced MCO imposed in the Tapah Prison and its staff quarters in Batang Padang, Perak would be extended to March 15.

"To date, the Health Ministry has conducted 875 tests and from that number, a total of 178 Covid-19 positive cases were recorded.

"The Health Ministry confirmed that they are still waiting for the results for 505 samples and that there is spread of infection among inmates of this prison," he said.

However, the enhanced MCO at SM Sultan Idris Shah II in Gerik, Perak will end as scheduled on March 1.

"During the period of the enhanced MCO, the Health Ministry has conducted 582 tests and from that number, cumulatively 16 cases were recorded.

"The Health Ministry confirmed that there are no more active cases in this locality, the situation is under control, and they are not waiting the results of any samples," he said.

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