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PUTRAJAYA: There have been five deaths due to Covid-19 reported in areas placed under the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) so far, according to Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

He said the deaths involved patients in Case 1114, Case 2627, Case 1649, and Case 1251 from Bandar Baru Ibrahim Majid and its surrounding area, as well as Case 1906 from the Menara Plaza City One.

Following the implementation of the EMCO in those areas, he said 13,277 samples were collected for Covid-19 detection tests and 796 of them were tested positive.

“As of April 20, the government has, in stages, issued six EMCOs, involving 10 localities, namely for Bandar Baru Ibrahim Majid and its surrounding areas, Kampung Sungai Lui and its surrounding areas, Menara Plaza City One, Malayan Mansion and Selangor Mansion buildings, as well as Masjid India and its surrounding areas.

“Latest, the Pusat Bandar Utara Kuala Lumpur (KL North) and the surrounding areas of Kuala Lumpur Wholesale Market and its surrounding areas have also been placed under the EMCO,” he told the daily press conferenve on Covid-19 at the Ministry of Health here yesterday.

Dr Noor Hisham said the EMCO had been enforced in several high-risk locations since March 27 to assist the Ministry of Health in conducting focused approach activities to curb the spread of Covid-19 infections, such as population census, house-to-house active case detection (ACD), sample collection, disinfection activities and health promotion.

He said in cases where the residents were tested positive for Covid-19, they would be immediately isolated and treated. — Bernama

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