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KUALA LUMPUR, March 15 — The government has decided to implement the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) in Pulau Tioman, Rompin, Pahang from March 16 to 29, said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
He said that the decision was made after taking into account the risk assessment of various agencies in the movement control order (MCO) Technical Committee and advice from the Ministry of Health (MOH).
“The MOH has confirmed that there has been a sharp increase in cases in this locality, with a high rate of infectivity in the community.
“Until March 14, the MOH has carried out 48 screening tests and out of that number, 16 positive cases have been recorded,” he said in a press conference regarding updates on the movement control order (MCO) today.
Ismail Sabri said that the government had also decided to extend the MCO in Nabawan, Sabah, for another 14 days from March 17 to 30. — Bernama
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