Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the EMCO aimed containing the spread of COVID-19, will involve 554 unit of houses and 4,629 residents.
“All residents are required to comply with the stipulated standard operating procedures (SOP) and are not allowed to go in and out of the area except in emergency cases such as death or accident.
“The sundry shops in the village are allowed to operate from 6 am to 6 pm for residents to purchase the necessary items,” he told a media conference on the development of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) today.
He said the Health Ministry (MOH) is also conducting targeted screening on residents in the area.
He said the government implemented EMCO in five prisons in the northern zone and four prisons in Selangor zone as well as prison quarters from today until Nov 4 following the spread of COVID-19 in the areas.
The EMCO in the northern zone involved Perlis Correctional Centre, Sungai Petani Prison, Taiping Prison, Kamunting Correctional Centre and Tapah Prison while Selangor zone involved Sungai Buloh Remand Prison, Kajang Prison, Kajang Women’s Prison and the Puncak Alam Correctional Centre.
“Movements in and out of these areas including visits by families of inmates are not allowed while prison staff movement would be determined based on the SOP issued by the Prisons Department,” he said.
Meanwhile, Ismail Sabri said the EMCO at six localities in Semporna, namely Kampung Bangau-Bangau, Kampung Panji, Kampung Air, Kampung Selamat, Kampung Simunul, Kampung Pinggir Bakau and one locality in Kunak at Kampung Pangkalan which would be ending on Oct 24 has been extended to Nov 6.
He said the extension followed risk evaluation conducted by MOH found there were still COVID-19 cases spreading in the areas and to enable screenings by MOH to continue.
In another development, Ismail Sabri said 27 illegal immigrants were nabbed while nine vehicles were seized via Op Benteng yesterday.
Police also detained 636 individuals for violating RMCO and from the total, 595 individuals were issued compounds, 38 remanded and three released on bail, he said.