PUTRAJAYA: The movement control order enforced in Sabah's Lahad Datu district will be extended for another 14 days since the infectivity of Covid-19 is still high, says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (pic)
The Senior Minister said that health authorities confirmed there is a significant increase in the number of cases in the district, with sporadic cases reported in the sub-districts of Bandar, Segama, Silabukan and Felda Sahabat areas.
The MCO extension for Lahad Datu will take effect from Sunday (April 25) to May 8.
He also announced that the enhanced MCO in force at a locality in Sabah and two others in Sarawak will be extended.
The affected localities are Kampung Muhibbah Raya in Tawau, Rumah Panjang Jalan Bukut Balingian in Mukah and the Mukah Polytechnic where the enhanced MCO will be enforced from April 25 until May 8.
Ismail Sabri said in Kampung Muhibbah Raya, health authorities had carried out 622 screenings of which 70 individuals were confirmed to be positive.
He added that health authorities were waiting for the results of 310 samples.
“Health authorities carried out 349 swab tests at Rumah Panjang Jalan Bukut Balingian and 96 positive cases were recorded, ” he said.
Health authorities are still waiting for the laboratory results of 14 samples taken from the longhouse.
Ismail Sabri said that 1,703 screenings were conducted at the Mukah Polytechnic of which 241 positive cases were recorded.