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EMCO for workers' quarters in Perak, extended for Tapah Prison

Perak

An enhanced movement control order (MCO) will be imposed at the dormitories of workers of Imperial Garments in Flat Anjung Tawas Damai, Perak. Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (pic) said that the enhanced MCO would be implemented from March 1 to 14. "As of now, the Health Ministry have conducted 524 tests and from that number, a total of 213 people were found Covid-19 positive. "The Health Ministry confirmed that there is a steep increase in the number of cases in this locality, with a high infectivity rate," he said in a statement on Sunday (Feb 28).

EMCO to be imposed on Kg Acheh, Sitiawan from Feb 25-March 10 following spike in cases

Perak

Authorities have ordered for the enhanced movement control order to be enforced at Centennial Hotel, Kampung Acheh in Sitiawan, Perak beginning Feb 25 after a sudden spike in the number of Covid-19 cases recorded at the locality. Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (pic) said that as of Feb 21, health authorities had carried out 349 screenings, of which 125 individuals tested positive for the coronavirus. He said the Health Ministry also confirmed that the infectivity rate at the locality was high.

EMCO in two areas in Perak, Pahang to end tomorrow (Feb 24)

Perak

The enhanced movement control order in two localities in Perak and Pahang will be lifted on Wednesday (Feb 24), says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (pic). The localities are Kampung Teluk in Setiawan, Perak, and Felda Triang 3, in Bera, Pahang. The Defence Minister said that in the case of Kampung Teluk, health authorities had, to date, screened 131 individuals and 26 Covid-19 positive cases were detected.

More than 33,000 in Perak to receive jabs in first phase of immunisation

Perak

Perak is expected to receive 79,560 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine in the first phase of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme. A total of 33,503 people, including frontliners, Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Saarani Mohamad and state executive councillors (excos) are expected to receive their first dosage soon. State Health, Science, Environment and Green Technology Committee chairman Mohd Akmal Kamarudin said 49 locations will be used as vaccination centres for the Covid-19 immunisation programme, including the Indera Mulia Stadium, here.

19 Covid-19 clusters still active in Perak

Perak

A total of 43 clusters have been reported in the state, with 19 clusters still deemed active, Perak Menteri Besar said. Datuk Saarani Mohamad said as of yesterday, a total of five sub-district which are Taiping, Sitiawan, Bota, Ipoh and Gerik are in the red zone. He said three sub-districts in the state; Senggang, Chemor and Hulu Bernam are currently in the orange zone; while 41 sub-district in the yellow zone and 29 other sub-district in the green zone. "Perak has recorded the first Covid-19 case on Mac 14, last year.

Batu Gajah correctional centre, three villages in Besut to be under EMCO from Feb 14-27

Perak

The government has decided to place a correctional centre and its staff quarters in Batu Gajah, Perak under enhanced movement control order beginning Feb 14. Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said this was after Covid-19 cases were recorded in the locality. "Health authorities have carried out 81 tests, of which 29 positive cases were recorded and 45 are still awaiting results. “After hearing the risk assessment presented by the MCO technical committee, the government has agreed to implement the enhanced MCO in the locality for 14 days until Feb 27, ” he said in a statement on Friday (Feb 12).

Kampung Teluk in Setiawan placed under EMCO

Perak

Kampung Teluk in Setiawan, Perak will be placed under the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) from tomorrow until Feb 24, said Senior Minister (Defence) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yakoob. “Health authorities found 16 positive Covid-19 cases after carrying out 43 tests in the locality. After risk assessment and following the advice of the Health Ministry, the government has agreed to enforce the EMCO in the locality for 14 days,” he said. On a related matter, he said 589 individuals were arrested yesterday for violating the movement control order. “A total of 42 individuals were remanded while 543 were issued compounds and four individuals were granted bail,” he said.

Taiping Prison, staff quarters placed under EMCO from Jan 26

Perak

Taiping Prison and its staff quarters will be placed under Enhance Movement Control Order (EMCO) from Jan 26 to Feb 8 following a spike in Covid-19 cases there. Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said as of Jan 23, there were 43 Covid-19 cases involving 40 inmates and three prison staff members. "Based on the advice and risk assessment by the Health Ministry, the government today agreed to implement EMCO at Taiping Prison and staff quarters," he said in a statement.

EMCO in Kg Orang Asli Batu 6, Batang Padang, Perak starts tomorrow, says Ismail Sabri

Perak

Enhanced movement control order (EMCO) will be implemented in Kg Orang Asli Batu 6, Jalan Pahang, Batang Padang, Perak from tomorrow until February 3, said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. He said the enforcement of EMCO followed screenings on symptomatic residents and close contacts from January 14 to 18 which resulted in 12 positive cases and 87 close contacts being quarantined now. “The implementation of EMCO is aimed at controlling the movements of villagers as well as to facilitate the Ministry of Health to carry out targeted Covid-19 screening at the locality involving 494 residents,” he said in a statement today.

Ipoh old folks' home confirms Covid-19 outbreak

Perak

An old folks' home in Ipoh, Perak has been placed under lockdown after 13 people, including seven senior citizens, tested positive for Covid-19. Others who tested positive at the Anning Old Folks' Home include six staff members. The matter was confirmed by Anning Old Folks' Home chairman Marcus How Kok Peng. "As part of the exercise to prevent the spread of the virus at old folks' homes around the state, representatives from the state Health Department came to conduct screening on all of 36 senior citizens and 24 staff at our centre on Sunday (Jan 10).

PAS veep positive for Covid-19

Perak

PAS vice-president Idris Ahmad has tested positive for Covid-19. This was confirmed by Perak PAS commissioner Razman Zakaria when contacted by the New Straits Times Press (NSTP) today. "He returned to his hometown in Perak after attending a feast and meeting in some places. "The Health Department Office had contacted him yesterday evening to inform he ested positive for Covid-19.

Employee at HRDF Perak branch tests positive

Perak

PETALING JAYA: An employee at the Perak branch of the Human Resources Development Fund's (HRDF) has tested positive for Covid-19. HRDF said in a statement on Wednesday (Dec 30) that the Perak branch office would be closed for two days, starting Dec 30 to Dec 31, to conduct a full sanitation exercise. It added that the employee who tested positive for the virus was currently receiving treatment.