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Five districts in Kedah placed under MCO from May 1-14 — Ismail Sabri

KUALA LUMPUR (April 30): The Government has decided to enforce the Movement Control Order (MCO) in five districts in Kedah for two weeks, effective tomorrow.

Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the MCO would be implemented in Kota Setar, Kuala Muda, Bandar Baharu, Baling and Kulim due to rising infectivity involving several clusters, which have contributed to a spike in Covid-19 cases in the five districts.

“During the 14-day period until April 29, the Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed that a total of 709 active cases were recorded in the five districts.

“The MCO is aimed at curbing the spread of the virus from high-risk areas to other areas considering the rising infectivity rate as well as capacity of public healthcare, laboratories and hospitals in Kedah,” he said in a statement today.

Meanwhile, he said the government had also decided to implement the Enhanced MCO (EMCO) in Kampung Skim Cocos and Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Madai in Kunak, Sabah as well as Kampung Sagah, Jalan Sungai Tengah Matang in Kuching, Sarawak from tomorrow until May 14.

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