Kg Emperoh Jambu confirmed safe, released from EMCO


By Ling Hui

KUCHING, March 8: Residents of Kampung Emperoh Jambu, Padawan are now free to move around after the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) for the area was declared ended.

The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), in a statement today, revealed that the EMCO implemented since Feb 23 has ended, with no further extensions.

“Today, SDMC has ended the EMCO at Kampung Emperoh Jambu, Padawan seeing that the second screening results found zero new cases.

“Besides that, there is no evidence indicating contagious infections in the area,” it said.

The committee also took the opportunity to thank all agencies and the villagers there for their cooperation in making the EMCO successful.

A funeral at Kampung Emperoh Jambu was the source for the Emperoh Jambu Cluster in Kuching.

However, the cluster remains active. Two new asymptomatic cases were reported outside of the village in Kuching, bringing the cluster’s tally to 232.

“A total of 1,000 individuals have been screened where 710 were negative and 58 samples are awaiting for laboratory test results,” SDMC reported.

As reported previously, the cluster’s index case was a 45-year-old man who was believed to have infected his family members and other close contacts when attending the funeral of a family member of his wife. — DayakDaily