By Karen Bong
SIBU, Feb 16: Residents in Phase 2 of Sentosa Resettlement Scheme here are not allowed to leave their homes throughout the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) which will take effect at 12.01 midnight (Feb 27) until March 12.
The areas involved included part of Jalan Sentosa, Lorong Sentosa 6, Lorong Sentosa 8, Lorong Sentosa 10, part of Lorong Sentosa Utara 7, Lorong Sentosa Timur 3, Lorong Sentosa Timur 3A, Lorong Sentosa Timur 3B and Lorong Sentosa 3C.
In the latest standard operating procedures (SOP) issued by the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) today, all routes leading in and out of the EMCO areas will be closed as residents will not be allowed to leave or enter the area.
The police will enforce the EMCO with the support and assistance from the Armed Forces, Civil Defence Force, People’s Voluntary Corp (Rela) and local authorities.
Officers on duty in the area are also not allowed to travel in and out of the area but considerations can be given on case-to-case basis by police or the Ministry of Health (MOH).
No visitors are allowed to enter the areas as well.
For emergency cases such as sickness or death, movement are allowed by applying permission from the police. A representative from the family can contact the SDMC or EMCO operation room.
Surau, mosques, houses of worship and schools within the EMCO area will also be closed while all sectors of economy as well as social, recreational and cultural activities are also not allowed to operate for the next two weeks.
MOH will also be carrying out a mass Covid-19 screening for all residents.
Any form of donations from non-government organisations (NGOs) can be channeled through SDMC Kuching during the EMCO period.
Distribution of food aid will be coordinated by the SDMC.
Meanwhile, Sentosa or Zone 7 under the Sibu Municipal Council jurisdiction registered a total of 117 Covid-19 cases up until today.
Although it only reported one new case today, SDMC has decided to enforced the EMCO due to the increase in the number of new cases of late. — DayakDaily