EMCO at Jelebu prison transit block extended to Feb 7, says Ismail Sabri
Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said that the EMCO in other areas in Jelebu Prison and staff quarters, Negeri Sembilan will end tomorrow as scheduled. — Bernama pic

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 23 — The Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) implemented at the Transit Block (Muhasabah Block) at Jelebu Prison, Negeri Sembilan, scheduled to end tomorrow (Jan 24), has been extended until Feb 7.

Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said that the EMCO in other areas in Jelebu Prison and staff quarters, Negeri Sembilan will end tomorrow as scheduled.

“The Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed that 49 active cases are still being treated at the Covid-19 Quarantine and Low-risk Treatment Centre (PKRC), and 69 people (close contacts) under the Home Surveillance Order (HSO) are still housed at the Transit Block (Muhasabah Block),” he said in a statement on the development of the Movement Control Order (MCO) today.

He said that the EMCO was previously implemented in the entire Jelebu Prison and staff quarters, and is scheduled to end on Jan 24. To date, MOH has conducted 2,775 screening tests and a total of 908 positive cases of Covid-19 have been recorded.

Ismail Sabri said that the EMCO at the Johor Bahru Correctional Centre and staff quarters, Batu 19 Jalan Ulu Choh-Pontian, Johor Bahru will end tomorrow as scheduled.

Meanwhile, the EMCO at Westlite 1 and Westlite 2 Workers’ Dormitories in Senai, Johor, scheduled to end on Jan 29, ended today (Jan 23), earlier than scheduled, as positive cases in this locality show a declining trend and there are no more samples waiting for results. — Bernama