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A Top Glove worker undergoes the Covid-19 screening following the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) enforced at the workers’ hostel in Meru, Klang, on November 18, 2020. — Picture by BERNAMA

EMCO at Top Glove dormitories extended until Dec 14

By Selangor Journal Team

SHAH ALAM, Nov 30 — The enhanced movement control order (EMCO) imposed at the Top Glove Corp Bhd’s dormitories in Klang have been extended for another 14 days.

Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the extension was decided following a rise in Covid-19 cases among Top Glove’s workers through the second screening.

The EMCO at the dormitories enforced on November 17 was scheduled to end today but has been extended until December 14.

“To date, the MOH (Health Ministry) have conducted 5,805 screenings on the factory workers and have recorded 3,406 Covid-19 positive cases.

“The risk assessment by the MOH have found that the infection rate in the area is still high as there were still new cases recorded among the workers via the second screening,” said Ismail Sabri in a press conference broadcasted live today, adding that individuals from the cluster that have tested negative for Covid-19 are found to still be at risk and second screenings will continue.

He said all of the factory workers must undergo the testing at private clinics, monitored and supervised by the Klang District Health Office.

“The cost of the Covid-19 screening, the needs to prepare as well as manage the low-risk quarantine and treatment centre (PKRC) and quarantine stations, food and beverages, workers’ accommodation and transport will be borne by the employer.

“All foreigners who were tested negative would be placed at the quarantine stations whereas the locals will be under home quarantine. The workers will be placed under the Home Surveillance Order (HSO) for 14 days, have their health condition monitored daily, would be wearing the quarantine bracelet and undergo a repeat screening on the 13th day,” he said.

Ismail Sabri said foreign workers found positive for the coronavirus will be placed at the PKRC that have been enforced under the EMCO while the locals will be placed at the MOH’s health facilities.

“Both local and foreign workers will be under quarantine and are not allowed to return to work until a negative result is obtained from repeat testing and released from the HSO,” he said.

Ismail Sabri added the workers’ movement from quarantine centres or the PKRC must be informed to the district health office.


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