MCO to be enforced in Kuantan, several areas in Penang, Perak

by TMR


THE National Security Council has agreed to implement the Movement Control Order in areas within several states due to the rise of Covid-19 infections.

This time around, the MCO will be enforced in Kuantan, Pahang, from May 10 until May 23 as the Health Ministry (MOH) reported  a total of 1,578 Covid-19 positive cases yesterday.

“MOH also confirmed that there is an increase in the number of sporadic cases in this district with the number of active clusters recorded so far being 10 clusters,” Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said in a statement.

The MCO SOP in Kuantan is the same as the PKP that has been announced before, he said.

In Penang, the MCO will be enforced in Timur Laut, Seberang Perai Tengah, Seberan Perai Selatan and three mukims – Mukim 12, Barat Daya, Butterworth, Seberang Perai Utara and Mukim 14, Seberang Perai Utara.

“To date, the MOH reports that there are currently 14 active clusters with increasing incidence rates in several mukims and districts,” Ismail Sabri said adding that the MCO will be enforced from May 10 until May 23.

With the implementation of PKP in the District and Mukim, inter-state and inter-district movement is not allowed.

Similarly, movement between the 3 mukims are also not permitted. 

The MCO will also be implemented in Mukim Hulu Kinta (covering Ipoh, Lahat, Chemor and Tanjong Rambutan) and in Mukim Pengkalan Hulu and Mukim Belukar Semang, Hulu Perak District, Perak from May 10 until May 23.

Meanwhile the government also announced that an Enhanced MCO (EMCO) will be enforced in Kampung Meripoh and Kota Bahagia, Muadzam Shah, Rompin, Pahang from May 10 to May 23.

Other areas in Pahang to undergo EMCO will be Genting View Resort, Apartment Meranti, Windmills Condo, Vista Residence, Apartment Mawar, Midhill Apartment and Ramin Apartment for the same duration.