EMCO in Pahang localities ends today


THE government has agreed to terminate the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) in Felda Jengka 1, Felda Jengka 2, Felda Jengka 7 and Felda Ulu Jempol, Maran, Pahang today, earlier than the scheduled date.

Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the Health Ministry (MoH) has conducted 471 screening tests and out of that number cumulatively only one case has been reported involving the locality.

“MoH confirmed that positive cases were only detected in Felda Ulu Jempol and all close contacts and target groups among the population were identified, sampled and isolated,” he said in a statement today.

Yesterday, a total of 442 individuals were arrested for violating the standard operating procedures of the MCO and of that number, 430 were compounded, 11 were remanded and one on bail.

“Among the offenses include entertainment centre activities (144), no physical distancing (88), failing to provide registration equipment to record customer details (80), not wearing face mask (71), interstate crossing without permission (38), premises operating overtime (eight), leaving the house without reasonable grounds in the area (two) and others (11),” said the minister.

On Ops Benteng, 33 illegal immigrants were detained and four vehicles were seized. During the operation, the authorities also detected 102 boats in national waters and nine vehicles.

Apart from that, four illegal immigrants were deported through two deportation activities.

Yesterday, a total of 983 individuals arrived at all international entrances and all were sent to quarantine stations across the country.

Approximately 3,629 foreigners underwent the Covid-19 screening test yesterday and out of that number, 56 people tested positive.