CMCO enforced due to 1,755 cases last week

By ASILA JALIL / pic by MUHD AMIN NAHARUL

The government decided to enforce Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) in all states in Peninsular Malaysia except for Perlis, Kelantan and Pahang following the increase in new Covid-19 cases in the states.

Minister in the Prime Minister Department (Special Functions) Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof said the decision was also made after the highest daily increase in new cases was recorded on Nov 6 where it totalled to 1,755.

“Based on this situation, the Health Ministry had carried immediate risk evaluations and found that there was a significant increase in the number of positive Covid-19 cases and the rate of infection in these states.

“Therefore the government made the decision to enforce CMCO for four weeks (28 days) and Enhanced MCO (EMCO) for localities that were identified to have high contagion rate to curb the spread of the virus,” he said in a written reply for the Minister Question Time in Dewan Rakyat today.

The CMCO will be enforced for 28 days starting Nov 9 until Dec 6, 2020.

On Nov 6, 1,755 cases were reported and of the total, three were imported cases involving two Malaysian citizens and a non-Malaysian citizen. Two deaths were also recorded on that day.