EMCO imposed on workers’ dormitory


PETALING JAYA: Perak will see an enhanced movement control order (EMCO) imposed at a workers’ dormitory and extended in a prison, while it will be ended at a school.

Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the enhanced MCO will be implemented at the workers’ dormitory at the Imperial Garments Flat in Anjung Tawas Damai.

It will be implemented from today until March 14.

“As of now, the Health Ministry has conducted 524 tests and from that number, 213 people were found to be positive for Covid-19.

“The 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 yesterday.

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

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

“The ministry confirmed that it is still waiting for the results for 505 samples and that there is spread of infection among inmates of this prison, ” he said.

But the enhanced MCO at SM Sultan Idris Shah II in Gerik will end today as scheduled.

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

“The ministry confirmed that there are no more active cases in this locality and the situation is under control, ” he said.

Meanwhile, 509 individuals were detained for violating the standard operating procedure on Saturday.

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