Administrative EMCO in Kota Setar, Kedah effective tomorrow – Ismail Sabri


THE government will enforce the administrative Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) in 28 areas in Kota Setar, Kedah from 12.01 am tomorrow until Sept 25.

Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (picture) said it would involve a total of 366,787 residents.

He said the matter was decided at a special meeting today after taking into account the increase in COVID-19 positive cases involving Sungai and Tawar clusters in the district.

“This is also in line with the proposal made by the Kedah Menteri Besar,” he told a press conference here.

Ismail Sabri, who is also Defence Minister, said the standard operating procedure (SOP) in the district was the same as other administrative EMCO SOP, including entry and exit bans where the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) and the Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) would be setting up roadblocks.