Covid-19: Several localities in Pahang, Johor, S'gor, Sabah under EMCO from Sunday (May 30)


PUTRAJAYA: Several localities in Pahang, Johor, Selangor and Sabah will be placed under the enhanced movement control order (MCO) effective from Sunday (May 30).

In Pahang, the lockdown will involve Felda Jengka 24 in Jerantut where 10 Covid-19 positive cases were recorded from 56 screenings carried out at the plantation.

Also placed under the enhanced MCO in Pahang is Kampung Baru Melayu in Bentong where 25 out of 52 individuals screened were positive and the infectivity rate at the locality is 48%.

Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said that in Johor, the order will be enforced on Taman Sinar Harapan Tampoi in Johor Baru.

He said the locality reported 99 positive cases to date with an infectivity rate at 76.15%.

Taman Pertama and Taman Serenda in Sabak Bernam, Selangor, will also be placed under lockdown.

“Health authorities confirmed a significant increase in the number of cases in the localities in a short span of time. Covid-19 screenings carried out resulted in 113 positive cases out of 1,237 individuals tested, ” he said on Friday (May 28).

The enhanced MCO in Sabah will involve three localities in Tawau: Block B Kampung Pasir Putih; PPR Taman Sri Balung; and Kampung Baru Pasir Putih.

Health officials confirmed that there are now eight positive cases at Block B Kampung Pasir Putih, 18 cases at PPR Taman Sri Balung and 11 confirmed cases at Kampung Baru Pasir Putih.

The lockdown at these localities will be enforced until June 12.

Ismail Sabri said this would also allow authorities to control movement of people to prevent infectivity in areas outside the affected localities.

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