Ismail Sabri: EMCO for UUM campus in Kedah until June 26

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Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the decision was made based on a suggestion from the Ministry of Health (MoH) that took into account a high number of Covid-19 cases, and a high infectivity rate, among the students at the campus. — Picture by Miera Zulyana
Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the decision was made based on a suggestion from the Ministry of Health (MoH) that took into account a high number of Covid-19 cases, and a high infectivity rate, among the students at the campus. — Picture by Miera Zulyana

KUALA LUMPUR, June 11 — Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob today announced an enhanced movement control order for the Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) campus in Sintok, Kedah, which is set to last from Sunday to June 26.

He said the decision was made based on a suggestion from the Ministry of Health (MoH) that took into account a high number of Covid-19 cases, and a high infectivity rate, among the students at the campus.

“In a week, MoH found there was a rise of cases, numbering 18 recorded positive cases, as a result of 208 screenings conducted on the university’s occupants,” he said in a statement.

“The implementation of the EMCO is to stop movement in and out of the campus to ensure infections do not spread outside it, as well as to help MoH observe the students going through quarantine,” he added.

Ismail Sabri also announced three more EMCOs today, all in Sabah.

The affected places are: Kampung Kadazan in Tawau, Kampung Lobou 1 and Kampung Bukit Permai in Kota Kinabalu; and Taman Villa Felcra Nambazan in Penampang.

They are to be under EMCO from Sunday to June 26.

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