Several areas in Sabah, Sarawak under EMCO from June 3-16


PUTRAJAYA: Several localities in Sabah and Sarawak will be placed under the enhanced movement control order from June 3.

Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said in Sabah, several localities in Kota Belud will be placed under the enhanced MCO.

They are Taman Nikmat, Kampung Pirasan and Kampung Dundau.

Eight Covid-19 cases were reported in Taman Nikmat, Kampung Pirasan (seven) and Kampung Dundau (eight).

Kampung Simpangan in Tuaran, Sabah will also be placed under lockdown, as the number of cases at the locality has increased, with eight cases reported from 10 screenings carried out to date.

In Sarawak, the lockdown will involve two localities in Mukah – Kampung Bunut and Rumah Panjang Undum Anak Anchih in Sungai Duan.

Health authorities reported out of 166 screenings carried out on residents of Sungai Bunut, 29 cases were reported while at Rumah Panjang Undum Anak Anchih, 12 cases were detected.

The infectivity rate for the two localities is 21.4%.

“All the localities mentioned will be under the enhanced MCO until June 16. This will enable health authorities to carry out more screenings for close contacts and control the movement of people so as not to infect others, ” he said.

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