KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 27 — The government will enforce the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) for 14 days from tomorrow up to Jan 10, in three localities, each involving two zones in Johor and one in Negeri Sembilan.

Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the EMCO involved the Johor Bahru Correctional Centre and staff quarters at Batu 19 Jalan Ulu Choh-Pontian, Dewan Arena Segitiga, Lot 19094, Taman Desa Sejahtera, Mukim Kota Tinggi  (which houses COVID-19 positive detainees) and Jelebu Prison and its workers’ quarters.

According to him, the decision was made on the advice and risk assessment by the Health Ministry (MOH) following the increase in COVID-19 cases in these localities as well as to prevent the spread of the disease.

“At the correctional centre, the MOH confirmed that eight COVID-19 positive cases were recorded within eight days from Dec 16 to 23.

“These cases were detected when the accused person appeared in court hearings in other districts. There are 685 people among the accused persons and staff at the correctional centre who were exposed to these eight positive cases,” he said in a statement on the development of the Movement Control Order (MCO) today.



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