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Editor’s note: The EMCO dates were corrected to Oct 28-Nov 11.
By Adrian Lim
KUCHING, Oct 27: The Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) will be implemented at Kg Haji Baki here from Oct 28 to Nov 11.
The announcement was made by Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob during his daily taskforce implementation update for Covid-19 in Kuala Lumpur today.
Meanwhile, State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas during a press conference today said the EMCO was implemented at Kg Haji Baki as a pre-emptive measure to contain the risk of spreading Covid-19 into the community.
“This is our effort to break the chain of Covid-19 transmission.
“As a result, SDMC is taking preventive measures to implement the EMCO effective from Oct 28, 6pm until Nov 11,” he said.
Uggah disclosed the areas which will be affected include Kg Haji Baki Block A, Kg Haji Baki Block B and Kg Haji Baki Block C.
Uggah who is the Deputy Chief Minister stressed that the villagers are required to adhere to the standard operating procedures (SOP) outlined by the National Security Council (MKN).
Citing an example, Uggah said all villagers are not allowed to go out from their houses.
In cases of emergency, they are allowed to leave the zone but are required to seek permission from the police.
Religious, social, recreational, sports and cultural activities are not permitted.
Uggah disclosed that the State Health Department will conduct targeted screening for the residents.
He also revealed that food supplies for Kg Haji Baki will be distributed to the villagers by the state government. This will be coordinated by the Kuching Divisional Disaster Management Committee while police personnel will monitor the movement of villagers with assistance from the armed forces, Civil Defence Force and the The People’s Volunteer Corps (Rela). — DayakDaily