Govt also agrees to extend the EMCO in 3 localities in Sabah for another 14 days
by HARIZAH KAMEL / pic by BERNAMA
THE Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) in the Klang Valley has been extended for another 14 days starting today until Nov 9.
Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (picture) said there are still high-risk locations for the transmission of Covid-19 in Kuala Lumpur (KL), Selangor and Putrajaya.
Regarding Sabah, he said the Health Ministry is still doing targeted screenings and cases are still increasing, especially among the residents in Taman Khazanah Indah and Pangsapuri Mutiara Kasih in Lahad Datu and Felda Umas, Kalabakan.
“In this regard, the government agreed to extend the Enhanced MCO (EMCO) in these three localities for another 14 days from today until Nov 9.
“However, grocery stores can operate from 6am to 6pm for residents to buy necessities,” he said at a press briefing yesterday.
Ismail Sabri said the EMCO will also be enforced in Taman Mesra and Taman Mawar, Sandakan, from tomorrow until Nov 10, considering the increase in cases in these two localities which involves 22,500 residents in 5,100 housing units.
In Negri Sembilan, the CMCO will be implemented in Nilai, while Putra Point Nilai will be undergoing the EMCO starting tomorrow (Oct 28) to Nov 10.
There are two workers’ hostels in Putra Point Nilai that have contributed to the increase in positive cases.
Ismail Sabri noted that the EMCO will enable targeted case tracking activities to be carried out within 14 days.
Meanwhile, a total of 857 individuals were detained on Sunday for breaching the CMCO, of which 847 were compounded, while 10 were remanded.
Among the offences are not maintaining physical distancing (213), not wearing face mask (196), activities in entertainment centres (183), and failure to present personal identification records (172).
Around 42,961 inspections were conducted at 3,298 supermarkets, 4,520 restaurants, 1,132 factories and 1,874 markets/farmer’s markets. Also inspected were 2,852 places of worship and 1,215 places of leisure.
Ops Benteng managed to detain 51 illegal immigrants and seized two vehicles on Sunday, while a total of 314 roadblocks were carried out nationwide.
Ismail Sabri said currently, Ops Benteng is more focused on the expulsion of illegal immigrants instead of arresting them.
Additionally, authorities conducted 18 sanitation operations in three red zones, six yellow zones and three green zones in nine states.
From July 24 to Oct 23, 54,934 individuals have returned home through international border entrances.
Of the total, 8,836 are undergoing compulsory quarantine at 65 hotels and 17 other premises.
“Around 381 individuals were taken to hospitals for treatment, while 45,717 individuals were discharged and allowed to return home,” he added.