KUALA LUMPUR: The Sri Jelutung Quarters in Chini, Pahang will be placed under the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) for two weeks from tomorrow.
Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob in a statement said after consulting the Technical Committee and on the advice of the health ministry, the government agreed to implement the EMCO at the quarters until March 19.
“As of March 3, a total 30 Covid-19 cases were recorded and 150 close contacts have also been identified for testing at the quarters.
“The ministry has confirmed there was a sharp increase in the number of cases in this locality, with a high-infectivity rate.
“The EMCO will enable the ministry to conduct targeted screening on the residents and prevent further infection in the community,” he said.
Meanwhile, in Temerloh, the EMCO imposed on several housing estates in and around Jalan Telok Ira ends today, a day earlier than scheduled.
“The EMCO was initially scheduled to end March 6, but the health ministry found the numbers were reducing.
“A total 1,573 Covid-19 screening tests had been carried out on the residents in the affected area and only 94 were positive.
“There were also no new cases reported, allowing us to end the EMCO a day earlier than scheduled. The ministry confirmed there are no active cases in this locality, with the situation under control,” he said