by NUR HANANI AZMAN / pic by RAZAK GHAZALI
THE Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) will be enforced in Mukim 12 of Penang’s South West district beginning tomorrow until Nov 19.
Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the implementation of the CMCO is to enable the Health Ministry (MoH) to carry out targeted screening in that area.
“As of Tuesday, a total of 35 positive Covid-19 cases, including 11 new cases, have been recorded in the district.
“The standard operating procedures (SOPs) for this period will be the same as other recent CMCO areas,” he said in his daily briefing yesterday.
Meanwhile, the Enhanced MCO (EMCO) in PPR Taman Harmoni, Sandakan, ends today, but CMCO for Sabah still remains.
As of Oct 26, through a screening test implemented, MoH confirmed no new positive Covid-19 cases recorded in PPR Taman Harmoni.
Ismail Sabri stressed that employers who violate the SOPs to hold meetings in CMCO areas can be subject to action including compound.
Commenting on protests held in Bangladesh for workers demanding to return to Malaysia, he said the borders still remained closed to foreigners.
“As we know, Bangladesh is one of the 23 countries that we have tightened entry because it’s classified as a high-risk country in terms of Covid-19.
“I am confident that the Immigration Department has not yet changed its policy to relax the entry of foreign workers. As of today, workers from Bangladesh or any other high-risk countries are still not allowed to enter Malaysia,” he added.
On Tuesday, the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) carried out 42 construction sites inspections nationwide.
The results of the inspection found 26 construction sites complied with the SOPs, 15 sites did not operate, while one construction site which did not comply with the SOPs has been warned.
The minister said police arrested 382 people on Tuesday for flouting the MCO.
“Authorities will continue to enhance inspections and take action against the owners of premises and the public who fail to comply with the SOPs,” he said.