Taman Langat Murni, Kuala Langat under administrative control, not EMCO – Ismail Sabri

by BERNAMA/ pic by BERNAMA

ADMINISTRATIVE control by way of the Movement Control Order (MCO) has been implemented in Taman Langat Murni, Kuala Langat after positive cases of COVID-19 were detected in the area, said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (picture).

Denying media reports that the area was placed under the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO), he said residents there could still go about their daily activities but have to undergo close health screening to curb the spread of COVID-19.

“Unlike the EMCO, they can still leave and enter the place but must undergo health checks by the Health Ministry (MOH),” he told a daily news conference on the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) here today.

News reports claimed that the government had imposed EMCO in the area, with the police and military seen installing barbed wire fencing at midnight last night, allegedly because more than 20 foreigners there had tested positive for COVID-19.

EMCO was enforced in seven villages in Sungai Lui including two Orang Asli settlements, after 71 positive COVID-19 cases were detected among 274 residents of Maahad Tahfiz AnNabawiyyah at Batu 23 Sungai Lui, Hulu Langat in March.

The last location to have been placed under EMCO was the Pasar Jalan Othman area in Petaling Jaya on May 10, after 26 COVID-19 cases were detected among traders and workers of the wet market there.