PUTRAJAYA: Several localities in Johor and Sarawak will be placed under the enhanced movement control order beginning June 19.
In Johor, the order will be enforced at the foreign workers' hostel and the Wah Cen Plastic Industries & Rainbow Metal Sdn Bhd area in Buloh Kasap in Segamat.
Health authorities said over the past week, 52 Covid-19 cases were detected from 488 screenings carried out there.
In Sarawak, the order will be enforced at nine longhouses at Batang Igan, Matu.
The affected longhouses are Rumah Panjang Salim anak Unang, Rumah Panjang Rudy anak Kudi, Rumah Panjang Mathew anak Merang, Rumah Panjang Danggang and Ujang and Rumah Panjang Lait Anak Ijang.
Rumah Panjang Chandi anak Kilau, Rumah Panjang Putut anak Jugah, Rumah Panjang Sadin anak Jeli and Rumah Panjang Mador anak Rendah will also be under the enhanced MCO.
Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said that 84 residents were screened, of which 48 were found to be positive, with a positivity rate at 57.14%.
“Following a risk assessment, the government has decided to place the enhanced MCO at the affected localities in Johor and Sarawak,” he said on Thursday (June 17).
Ismail Sabri said during this period, the movement of people in the affected areas will be controlled so that Covid-19 will not spread outside the localities.
The 14-day order will be until July 2.