KUALA LUMPUR: The enhanced movement control order will be imposed in multiple areas nationwide that have recorded a spike in Covid-19 cases.
The areas concerned are Kampung Tengah in Betong, Sarawak; Taman Mesra Bako in Kuching, Sarawak; SM Agama in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, SM Sains Machang in Kelantan; three localities in Lahad Datu (Kampung Bikang, Kampung Kadumu, Taman Khazanah Indah) and three housing areas in Tawau, Sabah (Taman Hilltop, Taman Bukit Bintang and Taman Berkley).
Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the EMCO would be in effect from Sunday (April 18) to May 1.
"The EMCO will allow Health Ministry personnel to conduct targeted screenings," he said in a statement on Saturday (April 17).
Ismail Sabri also said the movement control order imposed on the Keningau district in Sabah would end as scheduled on Sunday.
Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the number of active Covid-19 cases in the area was declining.
"After careful evaluation, the government agreed to end the MCO there on schedule," he said in a statement on Saturday (April 17).
He also announced that enhanced MCO imposed at Kampung Pagalungan Ansip in Keningau and Kampung Kalindukan, Nabawan in Sabah will end on Sunday as well.
"The Health Ministry discovered that the remaining active cases are on a downward trend.
"After a risk assessment, the government decided to end the enhanced MCO at the two areas on April 18, as initially planned," he added.
Ismail Sabri also said that the enhanced MCO at five housing areas and villages in Pekan will end ahead of schedule on Saturday.
"The areas are Taman Mentiga Jaya, Taman Perdana, Perkampungan Peramu Jaya 3, Taman Sepekan Makmur and Kampung Pulau Serai.
"The enhanced MCO at the five areas will end on Saturday. However, the enhanced MCO at Pusat Komuniti Bersepadu Pulau Serai has been extended until April 22," he said.
Meanwhile, Ismail Sabri also announced that the enhanced MCO for Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) in Kota Kinabalu has been extended until May 2.
"The ministry is still reporting infections among the hostel residents and the results of 1,956 samples are still pending," he added.