More parts of KL come under enhanced MCO

An army truck seen near the Selayang wholesale market in Kuala Lumpur, as authorities prepare to lock down surrounding neighbourhoods under the enhanced movement control order.

PUTRAJAYA: The government has declared more areas in Kuala Lumpur to be subjected to the enhanced movement control order (EMCO), which effectively prohibits residents from venturing outdoors at all times for two weeks.

Senior Minister for Security Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the latest areas are in the northern part of the capital as well as the neighbourhoods surrounding the Kuala Lumpur Wholesale Market in Selayang.

However, the market will remain open.

Ismail said the EMCO will be in place from today to May 3, involving eight parcels:

Parcel A: Jalan 6/3A, Pusat Bandar Utara
Parcel B: Jalan 6/3A dan 9/3A, Pusat Bandar Utara
Parcel C: Jalan 2/3A, Pusat Bandar Utara
Parcel D: Jalan 2/3A, Pusat Bandar Utara
Parcel E1: Taman Sri Murni Fasa 2, Jalan 1/2D
Parcel E2: Taman Sri Murni Fasa 1, Jalan 1/2D
Parcel E3: Taman Sri Murni Fasa 3, Jalan 1/2B
Parcel F: Taman Batu View and Taman Batu Hampar

“Residents are advised to be calm and cooperate fully with health ministry officers and follow all instructions,” Ismail said during his daily Covid-19 security briefing today.

This is the sixth time the government has announced a lockdown under EMCO.

Last week, the landmark Jalan Masjid India and Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman and surrounding streets were declared to be under EMCO until April 28.

Three nearby buildings — Selangor Mansion, Malayan Mansion and the Menara City One condominium — are also currently under EMCO.

The government has also declared several villages in Sungai Lui, Hulu Selangor, as well as two villages in Simpang Renggam, Johor as part of EMCO.

Millions lost in face mask scams

Meanwhile, Ismail warned Malaysians against falling for face mask scams on social media.

He said police have received reports involving RM4.2 million losses in such scams.

“Please don’t trust any cheap sale for face masks and other equipment,” he added.

On the ongoing actions to implement MCO, Ismail said police detained another 1,174 people for violating the order yesterday.

The total number of detainees since March 18 now stands at 15,924.

He added that undocumented foreigners detained for violating MCO rules would be sent to immigration centres.

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