Ismail Sabri: Saguking in Labuan now under EMCO from tomorrow

Shahrin Aizat Noorshahrizam
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Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob during a press conference on the recovery movement control order at Perdana Putra in Putrajaya, September 15, 2020. — Bernama pic
Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob during a press conference on the recovery movement control order at Perdana Putra in Putrajaya, September 15, 2020. — Bernama pic

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 — Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri told the press today that Saguking in Labuan will be put under enhanced movement control order (EMCO) starting from October 21 until November 3 to curb the recent spike of Covid-19 cases.

Ismail added that 8,062 individuals will be affected by EMCO involving residents in Kg Saguking Laut and Kg Sebor Baru there.

“The residents involved need to undergo a Home Surveillance Order (HSO) and wear a surveillance bracelet for close contacts and those who are symptomatic and have been sampled,” the minister said.

Ismail said security and enforcement will be carried out by security agencies namely The Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM), Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) & the Immigration Department.

Ismail said grocery stores and restaurants are the only economic activity allowed to operate until 6pm.

Meanwhile the Makeshift Treatment Centre by The Malaysian Armed Force at Medan hospital has started its operation today in Tawau, Sabah.

“The hospital has received four non-Covid-19 patients as Tawau hospital needs to focus on Covid-19 patients,” he added.

He said the ATM Makeshift Treatment Centre will provide the same service as in Pokok Sena, Kedah and a similar one is being considered for Kota Kinabalu.

On a separate note, Ismail said 460 individuals were arrested by authorities for violating the recovery movement control order (RMCO).

Out of the total number arrested, 440 individuals have been compounded and the remaining were remanded for further investigation.

“Most violators are for failure of adherence to social distancing (167), failure to wear a mask (159), businesses failing to provide customers details (58) and the remaining 76 from various types of violations,” he said.

On Ops Benteng, the authorities managed to arrest 57 undocumented migrants and confiscated four land vehicles.

He added that 307 ‘Ops Benteng’ roadblocks were carried out nationwide to stop undocumented migrants from crossing national borders.

From July 24 until October 19, a total of 51,720 individuals have returned to Malaysia through international border entrances.

He added that a total of 8,441 individuals are undergoing compulsory quarantine at 67 Hotels and 16 other premises including the public training institute and private educational institutions across the nation.

“381 individuals were taken to hospital for treatment while 42,898 individuals were discharged and allowed to return home,” he said.

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