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EMCO extended in Tawau prison, Taman Ehsan quarters until Oct 9

KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 28): The Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) at Tawau Prison and its Taman Ehsan Prison Quarters in Sabah has been extended for 14 days from Sept 26 to Oct 9.

Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the government had previously implemented the EMCO at both locations from Sept 11 to Sept 25.

"During that period, the rate of new positive COVID-19 cases in the area was two digits a day but on Sept 23, a total of 107 new cases were reported.

"Taking into account the risk evaluation of the spread of this pandemic, the government has agreed to extend the EMCO in these areas for 14 days from yesterday (Sept 26) to Oct 9," he said in a statement yesterday.

The media previously reported that the government implemented the EMCO in both localities due to the increase in new positive COVID-19 cases which jumped to a three-digit number of 100 cases and a total of 62 cases within 24 hours involving prison clusters in Tawau and Lahad Datu.

However, Ismail Sabri was quoted as saying that the people in Tawau do not have to worry because the situation outside Tawau Prison is unaffected.

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