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Govt to enforce Enhanced MCO on two areas in Johor

26 Mar 2020 / 22:19 H.

PETALING JAYA: The government has decided to enforce an Enhanced Movement Control Order on two locations in Johor.

Senior Minister (Defence) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said residents of Kampung Dato’ Ibrahim Majid and Bandar Baharu Dato’ Ibrahim Majid in Simpang Renggam, Kluang, Johor, will have to adhere to the order.

This was decided after the Health Ministry confirmed that there were a total 83 positive cases of Covid-19 from the two locations.

The move is to avoid the virus from being spread from the areas and to facilitate door-to-door case tracking which will be carried out in the 14-day period.

“The Enhanced Movement Control Order will involve 3,570 locals from 650 families. This order will also go into effect at midnight today until April 9,” he said.

Under the control order, all locals will not be allowed to leave their homes throughout its duration. Outsiders will not be allowed to enter both areas.

“Basic food supply for 14 days will be provided to locals by the Welfare Department,“ Ismail said, adding that a medical base will also be set up in both the areas.

Enforcement agencies such as the police, military, the Malaysian Civil Defence force (APM) and the Malaysian Volunteer Corps (Rela) personnel will monitor the areas.

Locals who need help or want to enquire further about the order can do so via Hotline at 07-7735224 or 07-7722434.

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