Village in Tuaran, three areas in Sandakan under EMCO from April 10-23

PUTRAJAYA: The enhanced movement control order (MCO) will be enforced at Kampung Gayang, Tuaran, Sabah beginning Saturday (April 10) following a spike in Covid-19 cases in the locality.

Health authorities have so far carried out 38 swab tests on residents with five people testing positive.

Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said health authorities have also confirmed a spike in the number of cases over the past week, with a high infectivity rate.

"Following a risk assessment, the government has agreed to enforce the enhanced MCO at Kampung Gayang in Tuaran until April 23.

"This will allow authorities to implement measures to prevent infectivity," he said on Friday (April 9).

Meanwhile, Ismail Sabri said the Industrial Training Institute, Taman Permata and Taman Seri Labuk in Sandakan, Sabah will also be placed under the enhanced MCO from April 10.

At the industrial training institute, of 88 screenings carried out, seven were confirmed to be positive.

At Taman Permata and Taman Seri Labuk, five cases were reported at each locality.

Ismail Sabri also said that health authorities confirmed there was a spike in cases in the areas.

"The MCO technical committee made a risk assessment on the situation at the localities and with the advice of the Health Ministry, the government has agreed to place the three areas under enhanced MCO," he said.

The Senior Minister said the lockdown will be until April 23 and health authorities will continue to carry out targeted screenings in the affected areas.

Article type: free
User access status:
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights

Next In Nation

Zahid: BN’s resurgence proves leadership’s commitment at winning over voters
Supply and demand mismatch among factors over rise in prices of goods, says Annuar
Works Ministry, MOF to resolve issue of Malay contractors being forced to wind up, says Tok Pa
Any attacks against me will weaken BN, says Ismail Sabri
Sarawak inspired by Amsterdam to solve Sibu's flood woes
Share accurate info on efforts to tackle economic issues, PM tells media
Missing anglers, crew members found safe near Cendor oil rig
McDonald’s Malaysia urges public to donate blood to top up supply at National Blood Bank
Support for Sabah Bersatu waning, party forced to ‘cover up’ as GRS, says Najib
Stop creating ‘imaginary’ factions within Umno, says Hishammuddin

Others Also Read