: The government will enforce an Enhanced Movement Order Control (EMCO) in areas covering Batu 21 to Batu 24, Sungai Lui in Hulu Langat, Selangor, starting from midnight tonight.
Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the EMCO involves seven villages, comprising two Orang Asli settlements and five Malay villages.
The order, effective from midnight (12.01 am tonight) until April 13, covers 700 homes with 3,918 residents, he said in a statement here this evening.
Ismail Sabri said the decision was made after taking into account the high number of COVID-19 positive cases involving Maahad Tahfiz AnNabawiyyah students at Batu 23, Sungai Lui.
He said the Ministry of Health had confirmed that there were 71 positive cases out of 274 students at the maahad tahfiz.
All residents and visitors who are already in the areas are not allowed to leave home during the implementation of the EMCO, he said.
"Non-residents and visitors will not be allowed to enter the areas during the period of the EMCO and all business activities suspended.
“For the next 14 days, food to all residents will be provided by the Welfare Department and a Medical Base will be opened in affected areas while all entry points into the areas will be closed,” he said. -- BERNAMA