Ismail Sabri: Two villages in Alor Gajah and Tawau under EMCO from May 16-29

KUALA LUMPUR: Two villages in Alor Gajah, Melaka, and Tawau, Sabah, will be placed under the enhanced movement control order from Sunday (May 16).

Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said a steady increase in cases was observed over two weeks at Kampung Lubok Redan, Alor Gajah.

So far, 56 Covid-19 cases have been detected there.

Meanwhile, at Lorong 2 in Kampung Kongsi 8, Tawau, 15 cases were recorded from 56 screenings, with a positivity rate of 26.79%, he added.

"Following a risk assessment, the government has agreed to place both localities under the enhanced MCO from May 16 to 29," he said in a statement on Friday (May 14).

Ismail Sabri also said the enhanced MCO at SMK Madai in Kunak, Sabah, will be extended from May 15 to 28, following a risk assessment.

"To date, 895 screenings have been conducted there, with 42 cases detected.

"The Health Ministry has informed us that there are still 51 samples awaiting results," he said.

The enhanced MCO was supposed to end on Friday (May 14).

Over in Kampung Bergosong in Tawau, Sabah, the enhanced MCO will end as scheduled on Saturday (May 15), Ismail Sabri added.

"To date, 499 screenings have been conducted there, with 28 cases detected.

"The Health Ministry has confirmed that the remaining active cases showed a downward trend while all positive cases had received medical treatment and their close contacts had also been isolated," he said.

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