PUTRAJAYA: Several localities in Kota Belud, Sabah and in Rompin, Pahang will be placed under enhanced movement control order beginning Thursday (April 15).
Kampung Tanjung Batu Keramat in Kota Belud has recorded 17 positive cases to date from 25 screenings.
Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said that health authorities confirmed there is a spike in the number of cases within this locality, and that they are waiting for the results of several swab tests.
In Rompin, the localities that will be under lockdown starting Thursday are Ladang Leepang, Ladang Laukin and Kampung.
Ismail Sabri said that health authorities, which had carried out 39 screenings so far had recorded a total of 25 positive cases from the three localities.
"Following the advice of the Health Ministry, the government has agreed to place the localities in Kota Belud and Rompin under lockdown until April 28.
"This will enable authorities to carry out screenings and to prevent further infectivity within the localities," he said on Wednesday (April 14).