Kampung Kuala Koh open to visitors again from tomorrow

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GUA MUSANG: The “Red Zone” restriction imposed on the Orang Asli settlement of Kuala Koh here will be lifted from 8am tomorrow.

Gua Musang district police chief Mohd Taufik Maidin said the district disaster committee, which met today, decided to lift the entry restriction after the area was confirmed to be safe from any infectious diseases.

He said the health ministry, through the Gua Musang district health office, had stated it was satisfied with the health situation in the village, which has now returned to normal.

“Therefore, the General Operations Force, which is tasked with monitoring the entry points to the village at Felda Aring 10, will cease its operations tomorrow.

“We have also informed all the relevant agencies and there is no restriction any more for members of the public to go to Kampung Kuala Koh,” he said when contacted by reporters here today.

He said those wishing to provide aid to the Orang Asli community there or to organise gotong-royong activities could also do so from tomorrow.

On June 12, Kuala Koh was declared a “Red Zone” following the deaths of 15 Orang Asli from the Batek tribe. Officials later said their deaths were due to measles.