Enhanced MCO in 2 areas in Johor from midnight


THE govt will enforce Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) at Kampung Datuk Ibrahim Majid and Bandar Baharu Datuk Ibrahim Majid in Simpang Renggam, Kluang, effective midnight (March 27) until April 9.

Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, in a statement, said the decision was taken on the advice of the health minister after the Ministry of Health (MoH) confirmed that there were 83 positive cases of Covid-19 infection in the Kluang district in Johor, with 61 cases coming from the two areas.

“The purpose of the EMCO is to prevent Covid-19 infection from spreading out of the area.

“The EMCO involves 3,570 locals from 650 families. This measure will enable house-to-house case tracking activities to be carried out over a 14-day period,” he said.

Ismail Sabri said with the implementation of the order, all locals and visitors in both areas are not allowed to leave the house during the EMCO period.

“Not only are locals and visitors not allowed to enter the two areas during the EMCO period, all business activities are also halted. Basic food for 14 days will be provided for all locals by the Community Welfare Department.” He said a Medical Base will be opened in the EMCO area and all entrances to the area would be closed.

“To ensure compliance with this order, the Royal Malaysia Police, the Malaysian Armed Forces, the Malaysian Civil Defence Force and the People’s Volunteer Corps will control the entire area,” he said.

Ismail Sabri urged all residents to stay calm and to cooperate fully with MoH staff and to obey all orders of the authorities.

“Residents who need assistance or have any enquiries can call the special lines 07-7735224 or 07-7722434.”