EMCO enforced at Westlite workers' dormitory tomorrow - Ismail Sabri

KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 25): The Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) will be enforced at the Westlite workers’ dormitory in Taman Perindustrian Tampoi Jaya, Johor Bahru beginning tomorrow till Jan 8 next year.

Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (pictured) said the EMCO enforcement follows the sudden rise in positive COVID-19 cases detected by the Health Ministry (MOH) at the workers’ dormitory.   

“Based on the results of three days of screening from Dec 21 to Dec 23, the ministry found 115 out of 3,116 dormitory residents, all of whom are foreigners, were COVID-19 positive.

“Based on the advice and risk assessment done by the MOH, the government has decided to enforce the EMCO at the workers’ dormitory,” he said in a statement regarding the development of the Movement Control Order (MCO) today.

The EMCO will involve 231 housing units with an estimated 3,116 residents, he added.

Westlite Malaysia, has on Dec 30, reiterated that the government has repurposed the premises of Westlite Tampoi for use of a low-risk COVID-19 centre beginning Dec 26, 2020. This means the location will be used to house, isolate and treat asymptomatic cases within the Tampoi Jaya area.

"The individuals housed in this low-risk COVID-19 centre includes both registered residents of Westlite Tampoi as well as workers of employers who are not registered residents of Westlite Tampoi," said the company in media statement.

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