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EMCO at Desa Bistari flats in Penang ends today

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KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 26 — The Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) at the Desa Bistari Flats in Batu Uban, Penang ended today, earlier than scheduled, said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

EMCO at Desa Bistari flats ends today

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The Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) at the Desa Bistari flats in Batu Uban, Penang ends today. Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the area, which was initially scheduled to be under the EMCO until Dec 31, would see the order being lifted earlier as screenings by the Health Ministry have been completed. "The government previously extended the EMCO at Desa Bistari flats, Batu Uban, Mukim 13, Timur Laut in Penang until Dec 31.

槟峇都蛮Desa Bistari组屋 · 今提前结束EMCO

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国防部高级部长拿督斯里依斯迈沙比利指出,槟城槟岛东北县第13区峇都蛮Desa Bistari组屋提前于12月26日结束加强行动管制令(EMCO)。 他发文告指出,该组屋区的EMCO原本延长至12月31日,但是卫生部已经完成所有居民的检测,也没有人需要等候结果。 “卫生部认为该区的冠病疫情已经受到控制,冠病确诊病例减少,评估风险后劝告政府可以结束该区的EMCO。”

Penang may cancel Thaipusam’s chariot procession to prevent mass gathering

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The famous dual chariot procession, bearing the statue of Lord Murugan, during Thaipusam in Penang is most likely to be cancelled next year due to Covid-19 to prevent mass gathering. The procession of the over 100-year-old silver chariot and the recent golden chariot is the highlight of the annual three-day Thaipusam celebration in the state.

Domestic tourists flocking to Penang after CMCO lifted

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Penang has reported an increase in domestic tourists after the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) was lifted in most parts of the state on Dec 6. Penang Tourism and Creative Economy (PETACE) Committee chairman Yeoh Soon Hin said hotel occupancy rate in the state had seen some growth in the past two weeks.

Residents of Flat Desa Bistari, placed under EMCO, appeal for food aid

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More than 1,000 residents of Flat Desa Bistari here have appealed for food aid for those affected by the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO), which has since been extended until Dec 31. Desa Bistari Residents Association chairman Md Yusry Md Yusoff said before the extension, they had received food aid from non-governmental organisations (NGO) and local leaders.

EMCO: Police to mount roadblocks at flats in Relau, Batu Uban

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The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) will mount roadblocks at the flats in Persiaran Paya Terubong, Relau and Flat Desa Bistari Blocks A and B, Batu Uban from Dec 7 to 20 as these two localities have been declared as red zone areas and placed under the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO).

Penang proposes targeted CMCO

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The state special security committee meeting today has proposed that consideration be given to impose the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) only on targeted localities instead of the whole state. Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow, in a statement issued after the meeting, said the state National Security Council (NSC) would bring up the proposal at the special NSC meeting scheduled for tomorrow.

Foreign workers fixed with pink wristbands, under quarantine

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Nearly 2,000 foreign workers staying in a hotel-turned-workers hostel near here were affixed with the pink wristbands since last night. They are believed to be working in four manufacturing facilities here, which have reported at least one positive Covid-19 case in recent days.

Traders concerned as Penang Sentral almost deserted due to Covid-19

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The Covid-19 pandemic, that is still plaguing the world, has been affecting all walks of life, especially small traders who are feeling the pinch the most due to the outbreak. A check at the Penang Sentral here today found that the majority of traders were concerned as they have hardly any customers of late.

Temporary closure of factories can help break chain of infection - Penang CM

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The temporary closure of several factories in the Bayan Lepas Free Industrial Zone here is necessary to break the chain of Covid-19 infection and prevent the situation from escalating, said Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow. He said this had to be done although it would have a huge impact and result in major losses.

EMCO at Seberang Prai prison, quarters in Penang extended

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The government has agreed to enforce the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) at the Seberang Prai prison and prison quarters in Penang for another two weeks from Nov 19 to Dec 2. Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the decision was made following advice from the Health Ministry that 73 Covid-19 screening tests on prison staff and families were yet to be released. He said the cumulative positive cases in the areas were 557 cases.