Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said to date, health authorities had screened 89 individuals at Kampung Lebak Moyoh, and nine were confirmed to be positive.
Health authorities had also screened 77 people at Kampung Siasai Tamu where seven positive cases were recorded.
“The Health Ministry confirmed that there is a sudden spike in cases in the localities with high infectivity rates.
“Following a risk assessment, the government has agreed to place the two villages in Kota Belud, under lockdown for 14 days until April 8, ” he said in a statement on Thursday (March 25).
The enhanced MCO will enable health authorities to carry out more screenings on residents of the two localities and control their movement to prevent infectivity, Ismail Sabri added.