EMCO in Simpang Renggam extended to April 14

Yiswaree Palansamy

Johor police chief Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay (centre) visits the two areas in Simpang Renggam that are under the enhanced movement control order April 1, 2020. — Picture courtesy of Johor Police

KUALA LUMPUR, April 9 — The enhanced movement control order (EMCO) in Simpang Renggam, which was due to end today, has been extended by five more days to April 14.

Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob made the announcement today, during his daily press conference in Putrajaya, which was broadcast “live”.

“So we agreed to continue another four (sic) days to settle some issues for which action is still being taken,” Ismail Sabri, who is also defence minister, said.

Four locations have come under an EMCO since March 27, starting with Simpang Renggam (Kluang, Johor), Hulu Langat (Selangor), Menara City One and Selangor Mansion and Malayan Mansion located in the city centre here.

The EMCO was enforced in these areas due to the high number of Covid-19 positive cases recorded.

Under the EMCO, all residents in the affected areas are not allowed to leave, and no one is allowed to enter.

Ismali Sabri said earlier today that all businesses and factories in areas under EMCO are prohibited from operating.

The senior minister heading the security cluster explained that the EMCO meant a complete stop to all activities.



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