KUALA LUMPUR: Sungai Seluang, a subdistrict in Kulim, Kedah, will be placed under an enhanced movement control order (EMCO) from Friday onwards.
In a press conference, Senior Minister for Security Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the lockdown will last for two weeks and will affect around 6,000 residents.
Ismail also said the government would implement an EMCO in the Taman Telipok Ria area in Tuaran, Sabah, from Friday.
Both EMCOs will end on Dec 10.
The lockdown in Taman Telipok Ria will affect around 18,000 residents.
He said the health ministry had conducted 2,609 tests in the Taman Telipok Ria area as of Nov 22, with 253 tests returning positive and 581 samples still awaiting results.
Meanwhile, 197 tests have been carried out in the Sungai Seluang subdistrict in Kulim – with 50 of them returning positive.
The areas to be put under lockdown are Taman Bayam, Taman Bayam Indah, Taman Kangkong 1 and 2, Taman Halia, Taman Cekur Manis, Taman Kobis, Taman Sawi and Taman Seri Limau.
He said the residents in Sabah would be subject to the usual EMCO SOPs, except that sundry shops would be allowed to open from 6am to 6pm for the purchase of essential items.
Meanwhile, the EMCO in three localities in Kudat, Sabah, will end today as scheduled. The three localities are Kampung Pengaraban, Kampung Tanjung Kapor and Kampung Landung Ayang.
Touching on the arrests of individuals flouting SOPs under movement restrictions, Ismail said police detained 312 individuals yesterday, all of whom were issued compounds.
The majority of the offences were for failing to prepare equipment or record customer’s details when they visit the shops (99), not wearing face masks (89) and flouting physical distancing rules (50).
Ismail also announced that all MAB Kargo employees at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) will be quarantined at the Tune Hotel KLIA Aeropolis from tomorrow until Dec 9.
He said this was due to the Covid-19 cases from the Kaya cluster located in Negeri Sembilan and Putrajaya that involved MAB Kargo employees.
The isolation programme will affect all 360 MAB Kargo employees in KLIA who are healthy, non-symptomatic and have been confirmed negative.
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