PUTRAJAYA: Jalan Masjid India and surrounding areas in Kuala Lumpur are the latest to come under the enhanced movement control order (EMCO), Defence Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced today.
He said apart from the landmark old part of Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Munshi Abdullah, Jalan Dang Wangi, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Jalan Tun Perak, Jalan Melaka and Jalan Ampang will also be locked down for two weeks, beginning today.
“All residents are advised to remain calm and give their full cooperation to health ministry personnel and abide by instructions from authorities,” Ismail told a daily media briefing on the war against Covid-19 today.
He said the decision was made based on the advice of the health ministry.
Ismail today provided updates on the status of other areas which have come under EMCO.
He said EMCO was eased in several areas between the 21st and 23rd mile of Kampung Sungai Lui in Hulu Langat, Selangor, with the exception of Maahad Tahfiz An-Nabawiyyah, as well as a house in Kampung Paya Lebar.
Both locations will see EMCO in place until April 28.
EMCO has also been extended to April 28 in Kampung Dato Ibrahim Majid and Bandar Baharu Dato’ Ibrahim Majid in Simpang Renggam, Johor, due to an increase in Covid-19 cases.
Menara City One on Jalan Munshi Abdullah, as well as Selangor Mansion and Malayan Mansion on Jalan Masjid India would also continue to be under a lockdown until April 28.
On the organising of online Ramadan bazaars, Ismail said it would be discussed by the Cabinet tomorrow.
He said some were of the view that online bazaars should be a delivery-only service, while others were thinking of a drive-through format where customers would pick up the goods.
But he said the latter could result in the mass movement of people.
“The idea is for the people not to give excuses to go out.
“If there are places to pick things up from, in the end, the police will face difficulty at roadblocks as people will use this excuse to go out.
“We will raise this in the Cabinet and decide what is allowed and what is not.”
Meanwhile, he said only about 200 Malaysians a day returned to the country through the Causeway, all of whom are screened and quarantined.
“We are not seeing the return of Malaysians in large numbers from Singapore but we are preparing for such an event.”
He added that the human resources ministry has discussed the matter with its Singaporean counterpart, agreeing that in the event that many Malaysians want to come back via the Causeway, this will be managed in stages.
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