App to help check areas under EMCO in parts of Kinta district

IPOH: A new mobile phone app is available to help check areas that fall under the enhanced movement control order within certain parts of the Kinta district.

Perak police chief Comm Datuk Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said people were advised to download the application to check the status of their area.

He said the PerakGIS app by the Perak Survey and Mapping Department would allow people to check on that status.

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

“Since the district is huge and some areas are situated in 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. With a mere click on the app, they will get the answer, ” he told reporters after visiting a roadblock along Jalan Gopeng here yesterday.

To check if your area falls under the enhanced MCO, visit Thursday, Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the 14-day order had been imposed on 15 localities in Besut, Terengganu, and four districts in Perak due to a sudden surge in 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 added that essential services workers who lived in enhanced MCO areas but had to work in other areas must do a Covid-19 swab test first.

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

“Until a decision is made on that matter, swab tests are a must, ” he added.

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