Enhanced MCO lifted over Hulu Langat except for tahfiz school and a house

Hidir Reduan Abdul Rashid

Modified 14 Apr 2020, 8:43 am

CORONAVIRUS | The enhanced movement control order (MCO) on Hulu Langat has been lifted tomorrow except for a school and a house in the area, announced Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

The defence minister said the government has decided to take this course of action based on the advice of the health minister.

“In regards to the enhanced MCO on Sungai Lui Batu 21 to Batu 23 in Hulu Langat, today is the final day for the implementation of the order.

“On the advice of the health minister, the Hulu Langat enhanced MCO is lifted except for the Maahad Tahfiz an-Nabawiyyah and a house at Batu 23 Sungai Lui. An enhanced MCO will be enforced at these two places until April 28,” Ismail Sabri said during a press conference broadcast live online this afternoon.

He said this means seven villages in the area comprising five Malay villages and two Orang Asli villages will revert to the partial lockdown measures instead of a full lockdown.

The minister said the enhanced MCO will remain on these two buildings because there are still Covid-19 cases there.

On March 29, the government announced that an enhanced MCO would be enforced in parts of Hulu Langat after more than a quarter of residents at a religious school were infected with Covid-19.

Meanwhile, in regards to the enhanced MCO at Kampung Ibrahim Majid and Bandar Baharu Ibrahim Majid in Simpang Renggam, Johor, Ismail Sabri said the order would be extended until April 28 as there is an increase in Covid-19 positive cases among the people there.

He said the enhanced MCO will be extended on the Menara City One condominium in Jalan Munshi Abdullah, Malayan Mansion and Selangor Mansion in Kuala Lumpur, to April 28 due to rise of Covid-19 positive cases among the residents there.

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