EMCO at Top Glove’s workers dormitory begins today

The EMCO will involve 13,190 workers and nearly 1,200 residents in the area


TOP Glove Corp Bhd’s workers dormitory in Klang, Selangor, has been placed under the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) following a rise in positive Covid-19 cases reported in the area.

Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said as of Sunday, there were 215 positive cases.

“On the advice and risk assessment carried out by the Health Ministry (MoH), the EMCO will be implemented at Top Glove’s workers dormitory in Klang from Nov 17-30,” he said in his daily briefing yesterday.

The EMCO will cover Top Glove’s male dormitory and female dormitories, Jalan Abadi 1A/KU8, Jalan Abadi 1A and Jalan Abadi 10A/KU8 involving 13,190 workers and nearly 1,200 residents.

Ismail Sabri said the MoH will continue to carry out targeted screening on workers and residents in the area, adding that Top Glove also needs to do a full screening of all workers in the factory and hostels.

EMCO in the Kota Kinabalu Temporary Detention Centre, Kepayan Prison and Taman Mat Salleh Prison quarters, Kampung Matambai in Sabah ended yesterday.

EMCO at the MoH Training Institute in Johor Baru also ended yesterday.

Meanwhile, there were 463 arrests related to MCO violations where 427 individuals were compounded, while 36 were remanded.

Among the offenses include failure to practice physical distancing (173), not wearing face masks (67), gambling activities (51), interstate or inter-district travel in Conditional MCO areas without permission (50), failure to provide equipment to record customers’ details (31), activities at entertainment centres (29), private party (9) and others (53).

From Ops Benteng, 28 illegal immigrants and two tekong were detained in an operation held nationwide.

A total of 32 sanitation operations were carried out in nine states. Since March 30, 11,476 sanitation operations have been conducted covering 137 zones.

Cumulatively, from July 24 to Nov 15, 68,433 individuals returned home from abroad. Of that number, 9,933 individuals were undergoing mandatory quarantine at 69 hotels and 21 other premises, while 388 individuals were taken to hospital for treatment and 58,112 individuals were allowed to return home.

Read our earlier report here