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The atmosphere at the residential area near Jalan Othman, which has been placed under the enforced movement control order (EMCO), in Petaling Jaya, on May 12, 2020. — Picture by HAFIZ OTHMAN/SELANGORKINI

EMCO implementation at Jasin correctional facility to be decided on Monday

MELAKA, Dec 19 — Melaka state government’s proposal to implement the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) at the Jasin Correctional Centre following a spike in Covid-19 transmission at the institution, will be brought to the National Security Council (MKN) Special Meeting on Monday.

Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the Health Ministry (MOH) would carry out a risk assessment of the situation before any decision can be taken by the government.

“Usually after a risk assessment has been conducted by the Health Ministry and it is recommended that the EMCO or Conditional MCO is enforced in an area, we will abide by their decision.

“So let us wait and see,” Ismail Sabri said after officiating the Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation (YPJM) 27th Annual General Meeting here today.

Also present were Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador who is also YPJM deputy chairman and its senior vice-chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye.

Yesterday, Melaka Chief Minister Datuk Seri Sulaiman Md Ali was reported to have said that the Melaka state government was planning to implement the EMCO at the Jasin Correctional Centre following a sudden spike in Covid-19 cases involving the inmates and detainees.

He said the move was to enable comprehensive close contact screening and centralised contact quarantine to be carried out as well as for control and prevention measures to curb the virus from spreading to prison personnel and the community.

— Bernama

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