Religious school in Kelantan under EMCO from April 19-May 2


KUALA LUMPUR: The Maahad Tahfiz Sains Tanah Merah in Kelantan will be placed under an enhanced movement control order from Monday (April 19) to May 2 after drastic increase in Covid-19 cases there.

"The Health Ministry conducted 396 screenings and 43 positive cases were recorded, ” said Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

He said the government decided to place the tahfiz under EMCO from April 19 to May 2 following a risk assessment by the MCO Technical Committee on the advice of the Health Ministry.

Meanwhile, he said the EMCO at Kampung Belaoh, Kampung PPRT Belaoh Baru, Kampung Keruak, Kampung Pak Sik, Felcra Keruak, Hulu Besut, Besut in Terengganu would be extended until April 27.

Ismail Sabri said the EMCO in those areas was initially scheduled to end on April 20.

"The Health Ministry screened 2,038 individuals and 103 Covid-19 cases were recorded.

"The ministry reported that the disease was spreading among residents and 309 samples are still pending results," he said in a statement on Sunday (April 18).

He said the government decided to extend the enhanced MCO from April 21 to April 27 following a risk assessment by the MCO Technical Committee.

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