EMCO at Sri Jelutung quarters in Pekan from Saturday (March 6)

KUALA LUMPUR: An enhanced movement control order (MCO) will be imposed on the Sri Jelutung quarters in Pekan, Pahang, from Saturday (March 6) until March 19.

Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said as of March 3, a total of 30 Covid-19 positive cases have been recorded and 150 close contacts have been identified among residents there.

"After a risk assessment by the Health Ministry and other relevant agencies, the government has agreed to impose the enhanced MCO in the area for two weeks.

"This will enable ministry personnel to carry out targeted screenings and to detect other close contacts," he said in a statement on Friday (March 5).

Ismail Sabri also said the enhanced MCO at residential areas in Jalan Telok Ira, Temerloh, Pahang, would end on Saturday.

"A total of 1,573 screenings have been carried out with 94 positive cases. There are no more samples awaiting results.

"After a risk assessment, it was decided that the enhanced MCO there will end on schedule," he said.

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