Prison, village in Sarawak under EMCO from April 8-21


PETALING JAYA: The enhanced movement control order (MCO) will be imposed in two areas in Sarawak, says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

The Senior Minister (Security) said that the Sri Aman Prison and Kampung Serpan Laut in the state will be placed under lockdown from Apr 8 to 21.

Both localities had seen a rise in Covid-19 cases, with 289 cases detected at the prison and five at Kampung Serpan Laut, he said in a statement on Wednesday (April 7).

Meanwhile, Ismail Sabri said the enhanced MCO - at Kampung Lebak Moyoh and Kampung Siasai Tamu in Kota Belud, Sabah - will end as scheduled on April 8.

"The enhanced MCO at Kampung Chupak in Serian, Sarawak, will also end on Apr 9 as scheduled," he said, adding that the enhanced MCO at Kampung Batu Gong in Sarawak has been extended.

"The Health Ministry confirms that the spread of infection is still ongoing in the locality there, with new cases being discovered.

"As such, it has been agreed that the enhanced MCO there will be extended until Apr 23," he said.

On MCO enforcement statistics, Ismail Sabri said 88 people were issued compounds, with four others remanded, on Apr 6.

Forty-three undocumented migrants were also arrested as part of Ops Benteng.

"Around 153 boats were detected on our waters in 11 surveillance operations," he said.

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