KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 5 — An enhanced movement control order (EMCO) will begin tomorrow for the Sri Jelutung Quarters in Pekan, Pahang, Senior Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said today.
Ismail Sabri said this decision was made after 30 new Covid-19 cases were recorded on March 3, and 150 close contacts identified among occupants of the quarters.
“On the advice of the Ministry of Health, the government agreed to put in place an EMCO at the Sri Jelutung Quarters, Pekan, Pahang from March 6 to March 19 2021.
“The implementation of this EMCO will be to facilitate the Health Ministry in carrying out targeted screening exercises on the occupants of the quarters as well as trace some more close contacts,” said Ismail Sabri in a statement.
He simultaneously announced the end to the EMCO as housing estates around Jalan Telok Ira, Temerloh, Pahang that was introduced on February 21.
“EMCO on housing areas around Jalan Telok Ira, Temerloh, Pahang is scheduled to end tomorrow.
“Up until now, the Health MInistry has carried out 1,573 screening exercises and from this number 94 were positive of Covid-19.
“The Health Ministry has confirmed that there is a decline in cases an dno more pending case samples that were awaiting test results,” he said.
Ismail said the police yesterday arrested 246 people for flouting standard operating procedures, with 234 issued compound notices and 12 remanded.
* The location of the Sri Jelutung Quarters has been amended from Chini to Pekan, Pahang, following a correction issued for Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s statement.
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