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EMCO in Simpang Renggam extended until April 14 - Ismail Sabri

EMCO in Simpang Renggam extended until April 14 - Ismail Sabri
Ismail Sabri said all decisions relating to the MCO and the EMCO are made based on the advice of the Health Ministry. Picture/ Bernama.
PUTRAJAYA: The Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) imposed in Simpang Renggam, Johor which should have ended today has been extended until April 14.

Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said this decision was made at the special ministerial meeting on the Movement Control Order (MCO) today.

“We agreed to extend it to four more days to resolve several issues in which action is still being taken,” he told reporters at the daily MCO press conference here.

Simpang Renggam was the first location in the country where the EMCO was imposed on March 27 after 61 residents were found to be positive for COVID-19.
Meanwhile, Ismail Sabri said the government will discuss the new standard operating procedure for the MCO in red, yellow and green zones tomorrow.

He said the details were being worked out by the National Security Council (MKN) together with the Health Ministry and other relevant agencies.
Asked about the second phase of the MCO which ends on April 14, and if there will an announcement made tomorrow on whether it will be extended or not, Ismail Sabri said this was not discussed in the Special Ministerial Meeting on the MCO today.

He said all decisions relating to the MCO and the EMCO are made based on the advice of the Health Ministry.

"I do not know what next, the Health Ministry will advise the government, after that the government will make a decision and then there will be an announcement.

“As long as there is no announcement, we take it that as of today, the MCO will continue until April 14,” he said. - BERNAMA