The Borneo Post (Sabah)

MCO in S’kan, extended in Tawau


KUALA LUMPUR: The Movement Control Order (MCO) will be enforced in Sandakan district from April 17 to 30 while in Tawau district where it is scheduled to end tomorrow, the MCO has been extended to April 30.

Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said on Thursday, 46 new cases were recorded in Sandakan, bringing the cumulative number to 6,806 in the district.

“The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed that 78 cases were recorded within a period of 14 days with a high infectivit­y rate in this locality,” he said in a statement on the Conditiona­l Movement Control Order (CMCO) and MCO on Thursday.

On extension of the MCO in Tawau, Ismail Sabri said the MOH confirmed an increase in Covid-19 active cases from 124 to 729 within a period of 14 days.

“The MOH also reported the detection of many new cases in Tawau while the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) is being implemente­d at seven localities in the district,” he added.

On the status of the EMCO in certain areas of Sarawak, Ismail Sabri said it ended on Thursday in Kampung Binyu Lama in Kuching and Kampung Binyu Baru in Samarahan, and Friday it would end in Kampung Baji, Sarikei and Sungai Rassau, Batang Igan in Mukah.

It will also end at the Sungai Tenegang factory quarters in Kinabatang­an, Sabah on Friday as scheduled.

Meanwhile, he said the government had agreed to implement the EMCO at the Police Training Centre (Pulapol) and staff quarters in Kuching, as well as Sekolah Menengah Ugama (SMU) (Arab) Tarbiah Diniah Tahfiz Bunut Sarang Burung, Mukim Wakaf Bharu, Tumpat, Kelantan effective from Friday until April 29.

On the EMCO at the Kuching Pulapol and staff quarters, Ismail Sabri said the MOH had conducted 633 screening tests out of which, 123 Covid-19 positive cases were reported, besides the spread of the viral infection among the trainees and residents at a high infectivit­y rate.

At the SMU (Arab) Tarbiah Diniah Tahfiz Bunut Sarang Burung, the MOH had until yesterday, conducted 113 screening tests, with 50 positive cases recorded so far.

Ismail Sabri also announced that the EMCO at the Henry Gurney School in Telok Mas, Melaka, scheduled to end tomorrow, has been extended to April 30 after the MOH conducted 1,710 screening tests out of which, 191 came out positive for Covid-19.

Meanwhile, 55 individual­s were detained for flouting the CMCO and RMCO SOP, with 54 of them given compound notices and one remanded.

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