Two localities in Sabah, one in Kelantan to come under EMCO from June 20-July 3


KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Two localities in Sabah and one in Kelantan will come under the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) from this Sunday (June 20) until July 3, says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

The localities in Sabah are the Grace Villa Condo, Sembulan in Kota Kinabalu and Kampung Pasir Putih Hardcore Poor Housing Project (PPRT) area in Putatan, while the locality involved in Kelantan is Taman Sri Purnama, Mukim Padang Pak Amat in Pasir Puteh.

Ismail Sabri said the decision to impose the enhanced MCO was made after the Health Ministry (MOH) confirmed rapid transmission and high infectivity rate of Covid-19 in those locations.

“The enhanced MCO is imposed to restrict the movement of residents and curb Covid-19 from spreading to other localities, apart from enabling the MOH to effectively conduct community screening, detecting of close contacts and isolating new cases of infection,” he said in a statement here Friday (June 18).

Meanwhile, he said the enhanced MCO in Kampung Gusi Kinarut, Papar, and Kampung Perpaduan, Pulau Banggi, Kudat in Sabah will be extended, also from Sunday to July 3, following new cases in the community and pending results.

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