Govt imposes EMCO on madrasah in Kota Baru, two areas in Sabah

Keertan Ayamany
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Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob today announced a two-week enhanced movement control order (EMCO) for a madrasah in Kota Baru, Kelantan and two areas in Ranau, Sabah starting tomorrow. ― Bernama pic
Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob today announced a two-week enhanced movement control order (EMCO) for a madrasah in Kota Baru, Kelantan and two areas in Ranau, Sabah starting tomorrow. ― Bernama pic

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 28 — Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob today announced a two-week enhanced movement control order (EMCO) for a madrasah in Kota Baru, Kelantan and two areas in Ranau, Sabah starting tomorrow.

The EMCO is scheduled to end on January 11, 2021.

Ismail said the Health Ministry (MOH) screened 529 people in Kg Paginatan and Kg Maringkan and found 89 positive for Covid-19 in the two Sabah villages.

“On the advice of MOH, the government today agreed to implement the EMCO in these two localities from December 29, 2020 to January 11, 2021,” he said.

He said the Madrasah Daril Naim, in Kota Baru was put under EMCO after MOH recorded 29 Covid-19 positive cases among the 99 people screened there, with another 69 still waiting for their test results.

Ismail also announced the extension of EMCO in two states: the Langkap detention centre and staff quarters in Perak; and the Kluang prison and its staff quarters in Johor.

He said the new extension is until January 14, 2021.

The EMCO in these two places were supposed to end on December 31.

Ismail said the EMCO in Negri Sembilan and Sabah ends today as the Covid-19 cases are under control.

He named them as the Seremban prison and its staff quarters along with Kg Dasar Baru and Kampung Desa Bajau in Lahad Datu.

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