Localities in Sabah, Sarawak, Pahang to be under EMCO from Saturday (June 5)


KUALA LUMPUR: A number of localities in Sabah, Sarawak and Pahang will be placed under the enhanced movement control order (MCO) from Saturday (June 5).

Senior Minister (security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said at Rumah Panjang Sigah anak Lak, Sungai Baoh Burak in Dalat, Mukah, Sarawak, 37 cases were recorded from 87 screenings with a 42.53% positivity rate.

"At Kampung Pengaraban, Kudat, Sabah, 24 screenings were conducted which led to the discovery of eight cases with a 33.33% positivity rate.

"At Tawau, the enhanced MCO would involve four localities: Taman Milenium, Taman Wawasan, the Semarak area and Kampung Jawa Kongsi 10," he said in a statement on Thursday (June 3).

He said the four localities reported 96 cases in total: 16 at Taman Milenium, 13 at Taman Wawasan, 55 in the Semarak area and 12 at Kampung Jawa Kongsi 10.

"Meanwhile at Kampung Sugud in Penampang, Sabah, 12 cases were recorded from 29 screenings.

"At Ladang Chin Teck, Muadzam Shah, Rompin, Pahang, 12 cases were also recorded from 223 screenings," he said, adding that after a risk assessment, the government agreed to place all these areas under enhanced MCO from June 5 to 18.

He said the enhanced MCO at Kepulauan Tumpat, Mukim Sungai Pinang in Tumpat, Kelantan, would be extended from June 5 to 18.

"The enhanced MCO was scheduled to end on Friday (June 4) but new cases were still being recorded there.

"To date 1,462 screenings have been conducted there with 239 cases recorded," he said.

Ismail Sabri said the enhanced MCO at 15 areas in Besut, Terengganu, would also be extended from June 5 to 18.

"A total of 3,569 screenings were conducted in these areas with 281 cases recorded.

"The Health Ministry also confirmed that new cases were still being recorded," he said, adding that the government agreed to extend the enhanced MCO from June 5 to 18 following a risk assessment.

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