By Maryam Iman Binti Norhashimi
KUALA LUMPUR, 2 July 2021: Malaysia will carry out enhanced movement control order (EMCO) on several localities in Kuala Lumpur and many parts in Selangor for two weeks starting from Saturday (July 3), as COVID-19 cases continue to soar higher, especially in Klang Valley.
The decision was imposed by the National Security Council in discussion with the Health Ministry after all districts in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur recorded COVID-19 cases surpassed 12.1 per 100,000 residents.
“On an average, Selangor recorded 1,800 to 1,900 cases daily, while Kuala Lumpur had between 600 and 1,000 cases daily,” Senior Minister (Security), Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said in a statement on Thursday (July 1).
He noted that the R-naught number (infectivity rate) remains at 1.0 and no downward trend being shown, albeit a nationwide lockdown since 1 June.
“This is a worrying situation given we take into account the density of residents and spread of three new variants which are more dangerous,” he added.
With the latest implementation of the EMCO, all roads in the areas affected will be closed and guarded by the police.
Only one person from each household is allowed to leave the home to buy basic necessities, and travel limited within a 10km radius.
“All factories in the affected areas will be shut down, excluding those producing essential needs such as food, face masks and medicine,” he said.
The localities in Kuala Lumpur are:
PPR Batu Muda, Batu
PPR Sri Semarak
Flat Seksyen 2, Wangsa Maju
Flat Seksyen 1, Wangsa Maju
Kg Padang Balang
Taman Koperasi Polis (Phase 1 and 2)
Flat Sri Sabah
PPR Kg Baru Air Panas, Setiawangsa
Flat Desa Pandan (termasuk Baiduri & Delima), Titiwangsa
Kg. Batu Muda, Batu
PPR Kerinchi, Lembah Pantai
Tmn Ikan Emas
Bandar Baru Sentul
The mukim in Selangor and affected areas are as follows:
d. Hulu Kelang
c. Sg. Buloh
d. Bukit Raja
f. Hulu Langat
a. Tanjung 12 (1)
b. Tanjung 12 (2)
c. Teluk Panglima Garang
b. Bestari Jaya
c. Ulu Yam
Additionally, Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin had presented a four-phase exit plan out of the pandemic, bringing the current lockdown as the first place, while a more relaxed second phase will maintain much of the curbs while permitting more of the economic sectors to operate.
In order to move to the second phase, Malaysia needs to achieve full vaccination for 10 per cent of its population. However, only 7.2 per cent had been fully vaccinated as of Wednesday.***
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