Petaling Jaya: A 14-day enhanced movement control order has been imposed on 15 localities in Besut, Terengganu, and four districts in Perak due to a sudden surge of Covid-19 cases, says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
The Defence Minister said the Health Ministry found nine of the 17 clusters in Terengganu were from Besut with a high infectivity rate in the community.
“The Health Ministry reported there was a sudden increase of cases in 15 areas in the Besut district.
“It involved Kampung Raja, Keluang, Lubuk Kawah, Bukit Kenak, Pelagat, Jabi, Tembila, Kerandang, Bukit Puteri, Pengkalan Nangka, Kuala Besut, Pasir Akar, Kubang Bemban, Tenang and Hulu Besut.
“The Health Ministry confirmed that nine of the active 17 clusters in Terengganu in Besut have contributed to the increase of cases in the state with a high communal infectivity rate, ” said Ismail Sabri.
He added the enhanced MCO in Besut would begin tomorrow and end on June 4.
He said in Perak, four areas were found to have a 119.3% increase in cases during the last two weeks.
“The increase involved the four areas in Perak, ” he said.
“These areas are in Hulu Perak district (Mukim Pengkalan Hulu), Larut, Matang dan Selama districts (Mukim Taiping), Kinta district (Mukim Hulu Kinta covering Ipoh, Lahat, Chemor and Tanjong Rambutan), and Muallim district (Mukim Hulu Bernam Timur).
“The Health Ministry confirmed there has been a 119.3% (2,035 cases) increase of cases Perak within the 14-day period between May 5 and May 18, as compared to 928 cases between April 12 and May 4, ” Ismail Sabri said.
He added the enhanced MCO from tomorrow to June 4 would also be imposed at several areas in Kelantan, Pahang, Sabah and Sarawak.
They are Kampung Terusan, Mukim Limbat, Pasir Tumboh, Kota Baru and Kepulauan Tumpat, Mukim Sungai Pinang and Tumpat in Kelantan.
Rumah Banjir Kuala Teh and Jerantut in Pahang.
In Sabah, they are Kampung Idani (Semporna), Kampung Pisang (Tawau), Kampung Getah, Kampung Getah Tengah and Taman Kunak Jaya (Kunak); and Kampung Boyan in Kuching, Sarawak.