Not sure if area comes under EMCO, download PerakGIS app, cops tell Kinta folks


IPOH: People living within the Kinta district who are unsure whether their area is placed under the enhanced movement control order can download an application on their mobile phones to check.

Perak police chief Comm Datuk Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said the “PerakGIS” app by the Perak Survey and Mapping Department allows people to check on that status.

He said all they needed to do was to type their house address to check if their area falls under the enhanced MCO list.

“Since the district is huge, and some areas are situated at border towns, this app will be a great help.

“Many people are confused as to whether their residential areas are placed under the enhanced MCO. So now with a mere click on the app, they will get the answer, ” he told reporters after visiting a roadblock along Jalan Gopeng here.

To check if your area falls under the enhanced MCO, visit https://bit.ly/3bGA2NE

On Thursday (May 20) Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the 14-day order has been imposed on 15 localities in Besut, Terengganu, and four districts in Perak due to a sudden surge of Covid-19 cases.

The areas in Perak are 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).

Comm Mior Faridalathrash also said those from MCO areas coming into the enhanced MCO areas must produce police permits or letters from employers.

He said those from EMCO areas who are required to work in other districts need to undergo Covid-19 testing at the nearest health clinic.

“However National Security Council is reviewing this condition, as the health department does not have the capacity to conduct swab tests for such a huge area.

“So while there is a decision on that matter, swab tests are a must, ” he added.

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