Ismail Sabri: Sri Aman Prison and quarters, Kampung Serpan Laut in Asajaya under EMCO, one extended, three in Sabah, Sarawak lifted
Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the two localities to be imposed with EMCO until April 21 are Sri Aman Prison and staff quarters as well as Kampung Serpan Laut, Asajaya, Samarahan Division. ― Picture by Hari Anggara

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 7 — Two areas in Sarawak will come under the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) from tomorrow and one area was extended while three EMCO areas in Sabah and Sarawak were lifted according to schedule.

Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the two localities to be imposed with EMCO until April 21 are Sri Aman Prison and staff quarters as well as Kampung Serpan Laut, Asajaya, Samarahan Division.

He said the implementation of EMCO at Sri Aman Prison and quarters followed confirmation by the Health Ministry (MOH) that there was a sharp rise of cases in the localities in seven days with high infectivity rate.

“To date, MOH has conducted 482 screening tests and from the total, 289 positive Covid-19 cases were recorded involving 279 prisoners, eight prison staff and two members of prison employee families,” he said in a statement on MCO today.

Ismail Sabri said the EMCO SOP is the same as announced earlier with no movement of residents in and out of the locality including visits by family members. — Bernama

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