PETALING JAYA: An enhanced movement control order will be enforced in Sarikei and Mukah in Sarawak and Kinabatangan in Sabah from midnight on Saturday (April 3) to April 16, says Senior Minister (Defence) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
He said the enhanced MCO at the Sungai Tenegang factory quarters in Kinabatangan was enforced after 33 people were found positive out of 290 Covid-19 screening tests.
Ismail Sabri said the Health Ministry had advised the government to enforce the enhanced MCO after a risk assessment was carried out by several agencies.
He added that an enhanced MCO was enforced in Kampung Baji in Sarikei after 20 cases were detected recently.
“The implementation of the enhanced MCO is to facilitate the Health Ministry in conducting targeted vaccination drives and also to control the community spread of the virus, ” he said.
The enhanced MCO in Sungai Rassau, Batang Igan in Mukah was imposed after seven cases were detected, he said.
Ismail Sabri also said the MCO would be enforced in Tawau, Sabah, beginning from April 3 to 16 after 137 positive cases were detected.
“The MCO enforcement is to facilitate the Health Ministry in conducting targeted screenings at localities and to control the movement of residents to curb the spread of Covid-19 within the community, ” he added.