KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 20): Ten housing estates around Jalan Telok Ira, Temerloh, Pahang will come under the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) from tomorrow (Feb 21) until March 6.
Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (pictured) said the residential areas involved are Taman Desa Bangau, Taman Seberang Damai, Taman Kenari, Taman Seberang Temerloh, Taman Jaya 7, Taman Jaya 2, Taman Jaya 3, Taman Jaya 4, Taman Kelisa and Desa Bangau.
"The MoH (Ministry of Health) confirmed a sharp rise in positive Covid-19 cases of up to 72 cases now reported involving residents living in these housing gardens.
“The implementation of the EMCO is to facilitate the MoH carry out targeted screening on all residents involved and to control infection among the people,” he said in a statement on the development of the MCO here today.
Meanwhile, Ismail Sabri said the government had lifted the EMCO in Bandar Raub Perdana, Raub, Pahang five days earlier than schedule as it should be over on Feb 25.
To date, he said the MoH had conducted 287 screening tests and from the total, there were three positive cases recorded in the locality.
Meanwhile, he added 461 individuals were nabbed for defying the MCO standard operating procedures (SOPs).
For Op Benteng, 11 illegal immigrants and three skippers were detained while eight vehicles were seized.
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