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.

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