CMCO in Kota Belud, EMCO in targeted areas in Lahad Datu


A CONDITIONAL Movement Control Order (CMCO) will be imposed in Kota Belud, while Enhanced MCO (EMCO) will be implemented in Taman Khazanah Indah and People’s Housing Project (PPR) Mutiara Kasih in Lahad Datu, Sabah, from 12:01am tomorrow until Oct 26, 2020.

Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the implementation of CMCO in Kota Belud is to curb infections and transmission of Covid-19 in the district, as well as enable targeted case tracking during the 14-day period.

“Only two people from a household are allowed to leave for the purpose of obtaining food supplies or necessities.

“Economic sectors related to essential services including factories and service-related segments are allowed to operate,” he said.

Meanwhile, the EMCO in Taman Khazanah Indah and PPR Mutiara Kasih will involve 5,452 residents in the areas.

Ismail Sabri said with the EMCO implementation, all residents are required to comply with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) including that all residents are not allowed to leave their homes with all entrances to and from the areas closed.

For emergency cases such as illness and death, the residents are allowed to exit the zones, but they are required to submit their movement applications to the Royal Malaysia Police (PRDM).

“The Health Ministry will conduct targeted screening of all residents involved.

“To ensure compliance with this order, the PDRM, Malaysian Armed Forces, Malaysian Volunteer Department, the Civil Defence Force and authorised officers will control the whole areas involved,” Ismail Sabri said.

He added that food supplies will be distributed by the state government and coordinated by the Disaster Operations Control Centre.

Meanwhile, Bernama reported that Bank Islam Malaysia Bhd has suspended the operations of its Lahad Datu branch, including its self-service terminals until further notice, as an employee has tested positive for Covid-19.

The staff is currently undergoing treatment at a government hospital, the bank said in a statement yesterday, adding that the employee and her immediate family have undergone home quarantine since Sept 28, 2020, after a recent trip to Tawau.

The bank said the step was taken in accordance with Bank Islam’s safety and health guidelines on Covid-19.

Meanwhile, Ismail Sabri said PDRM arrested 674 individuals for disobeying the Recovery MCO (RMCO) yesterday, with 583 individuals compounded and 91 individuals remanded.

Among the offences of disobeying the RMCO were activities in the entertainment centres, not wearing face masks and failure to record personal details.

On Saturday, Ismail Sabri said Ops Benteng managed to detain 80 illegal immigrants, seize one boat and one land vehicle.

Of which, the First Regiment of the Royal Armoured Corps managed to catch 23 illegal immigrants around the forest area of Pantai Pasir Logok in Kota Tinggi, Johor, for entering Malaysia through a non-gazetted road.

Ismail Sabri said 46,247 individuals returned home through international borders, from July 24, 2020, till Oct 10, 2020.

A total of 9,700 individuals are undergoing mandatory quarantine at 68 hotels and 17 other premises in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Negri Sembilan, among others.

Some 130 individuals were taken to hospital for treatment, while 36,417 individuals were discharged and allowed to return home.