EMCO: Drones utilised to monitor compliance in PJ’s Jalan Othman area


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  • Wednesday, 13 May 2020

A drone being used to monitor PJ's Covid-19 red zone on day 57 of MCO in Jalan Othman. ACP Nik Ezanee said they were also being used to broadcast messages to the residents living in the area. — RAJA FAISAL HISHAN/The Star

PETALING JAYA: Police are using drones to monitor compliance to the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) around the wet market area in Jalan Othman here.

Petaling Jaya district police chief Asst Comm Nik Ezanee Mohd Faisal said they were also being used to broadcast messages to the residents living in the area.

"For the duration of this operation, drones are being used to assist us in controlling and monitoring movement of individuals on a wider scale,” he told reporters when met after making checks on compliance to conditional movement control order (CMCO) standard operating procedures (SOP) in Kelana Jaya here today.

ACP Nik Ezanee said he was satisfied with the rate of compliance to EMCO in Jalan Othman.

"All the residents there are following instructions and are fully cooperating with the authorities," he said.

He added that so far, 494 out of the 2,190 residents in this EMCO zone had undergone Covid-19 screening. – Bernama

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