EMCO to be implemented in certain areas if cases see increase in Sarawak

The health ministry has increased contact tracing to detect positive cases in Sarawak. (Bernama pic)

PUTRAJAYA: The enhanced movement control order (EMCO) may be enforced in certain areas of Sarawak if the number of Covid-19 cases there continues to increase, says health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

He said of the 19 clusters that were still active, eight were in Sarawak.

However, for now, the health ministry was still able to control the spread of the disease.

“We will strengthen and increase contact tracing to detect positive cases.

“So far, we have things under good control but, if necessary, we will implement EMCO in the areas concerned, namely in the localities or target groups that have been identified,” he said during his press conference on Covid-19 here today.

Noor Hisham said the ministry would continue to conduct contact tracing to find individuals who were exposed to positive cases, and those who tested positive to the swab tests would be hospitalised, while the rest would be quarantined.

The eight clusters still active in Sarawak are Sentosa, Stutong, Kuching Engineering, Mambong, Jupiter, Kuching Medical Centre, Kuching Jetty and Melbourne PUI.

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