Enhanced MCO for two areas in Ipoh

PUTRAJAYA (Nov 19): Two area in Ipoh will be placed under an enhanced movement control order (EMCO) beginning tomorrow (Nov 20) owing to surge in Covid-19 cases, The Star reported Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (pictured) saying yesterday.

The areas concerned are Zone B and Zone C in Taman Meru 2C. The EMCO will involve up to 2,288 residents and 572 homes in the areas.

“On the advice of the Health Ministry, the National Security Council special meeting has agreed to place the two localities in Ipoh under enhanced MCO for 14 days until Dec 3,” Ismail Sabri said.

He added targeted screening will be conducted on the residents of the two areas and those who found Covid-19 positive will be taken to hospital for treatment.

As for the EMCO, Ismail Sabri said the existing standard operating procedure “including not allowing movements in and out of the area without police permission” will be adhered to.

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