QuickCheck: Is Taman Sri Pulai Perdana under EMCO?


A WHATSAPP message has been making its rounds on social media stating that Taman Sri Pulai Perdana has been placed under an enhanced movement control order (EMCO) after a new Covid-19 cluster was discovered in the area.

Is this true?

Verdict:

FALSE

Johor Health Department director Datuk Dr Aman Rabu said a WhatsApp message with the fake news has been making rounds on social media.

"However, the Johor Baru Covid-19 Disaster Management Committee has taken internal actions following the reported 47 cases that made up the Pulai Perdana Tiga cluster on Jan 10.

"Following that, investigations found the houses involved were scattered in the housing area.

"As such, internal actions involving the houses in the cluster began yesterday (Jan 10) where all positive cases had been placed in isolation and their close contacts were identified and are undergoing home quarantine," he said in a statement.

Dr Aman advised the public to obtain news from legitimate sources and official channels rather than believing dubious information.

"Please refrain from spreading fake news that could cause upset and panic in the society," he added.

References:

1. https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2022/01/11/johor-health-dept-dismisses-fake-news-that-taman-sri-pulai-perdana-placed-under-emco

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