Selangor Journal
Malaysian Armed Forces personnel setting up barbed wires at areas under the enhanced movement control order (EMCO). — Picture by BERNAMA

EMCO at SMU (Arab) Tarbiah Diniah Tahfiz, Tumpat ends today — Ismail Sabri

KUALA LUMPUR, May 2 — The enhanced movement control order (EMCO) at Sekolah Menengah Ugama (SMU) (Arab) Tarbiah Diniah Tahfiz Bunut Sarang Burung, Tumpat, Kelantan, which is scheduled to be lifted on May 13, has ended today.

Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said this followed a drop in Covid-19 cases and the cluster was under control while all positive cases had been isolated and admitted to quarantine centres.

“The government has agreed to end the EMCO at the SMU (Arab) Tarbiah Diniah Tahfiz Bunut Sarang Burung, Tumpat, Kelantan today (May 2), much earlier than scheduled.

‘’This was after conducting a risk evaluation together with numerous agencies in the MCO Technical Committee and on the advice of the Ministry of Health (MOH),’’ he said.

He said this in a statement on the development on MCO here, today.

To date, he said MOH had carried out 329 screening tests in which 181 were confirmed Covid-19 positive in the cluster concerned.

Meanwhile, the government had also decided to end the MCO in the sub-districts of Endau and Triang, Mersing, Johor tomorrow, as scheduled.

On the enforcement of the MCO standard operating procedure (SOP), Ismail Sabri said 500 more individuals were detained yesterday.

He said 215 were detained for failing to record their personal details when entering premises, entertainment centre activities (77), failure to observe physical distancing (55), not wearing face mask (53) and other offences (100).

— Bernama

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