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Stricter lockdown in Klang Valley, mass testing, most factories to close
Published:  Jul 1, 2021 10:32 AM
Updated: 12:16 PM

Several parts of Selangor and Kuala Lumpur will be subjected to an enhanced movement control order (MCO) from July 3 until July 16.

The rules for enhanced MCO in these parts are mostly the same as the current "total lockdown" rules.

The exceptions are as follows:

1. Only one person is allowed to leave the house for necessities.

2. Only factories producing basic necessities - food, masks and medicine - are allowed to operate.

3. Enhanced MCO areas will be subjected to "targeted" Covid-19 tests.

4. Entry points into enhanced MCO areas will be guarded by the police. 

These rules will be imposed from July 3 until July 16.

This will affect 34 subdistricts in Selangor including Cheras, Kajang, Klang and Setapak. A total of 14 localities in Kuala Lumpur will also be affected (see list below).

According to Senior Minister (security cluster) Ismail Sabri Yaakob, essential services - food, transport, medicine, markets, petrol stations, grocery stores - are allowed to operate. There was no specific mention of the courts.

He said further details would be released on the National Security Council website.

Ismail said the decision was made by the National Security Council today in view of the fact that new cases in Selangor were in the "1,800 to 1,900" range, while in Kuala Lumpur it was between "600 to 1,000".

The actual seven-day average for Selangor is 2,359 while in Kuala Lumpur it is 781.

"The R-naught number for two regions was around 1.00 and is now showing a decline. This situation is a concern in view of the population density and the spread of three Covid-19 variants - Beta, Delta and Alpha," he said. 

Previously, the government had allowed factories essential to the global supply chain, among others, to remain operational during the "total lockdown" which began on June 1.

Despite "total lockdown" the workplace clusters have continued to emerge.

June was the deadliest month so far, despite the "total lockdown" with 2,374 deaths, nearly double the number of deaths in May (1,289).


Read more: June 2021 - the month Covid-19 ravaged Malaysia despite lockdown


On average, 80 people died every day due to Covid-19 last month, or 3.3 deaths per hour.

The majority of new Covid-19 clusters in Selangor have been attributed to factories.

To check your mukim (locality) borders, click here. The list of affected locations is as follows:

SELANGOR

Sub-districts in Petaling:
Petaling
Damansara
Sungai Buloh
Bukit Raja

Sub-districts in Hulu Langat:
Hulu Langat
Ampang
Cheras
Kajang
Semenyih
Beranang

Sub-districts in Sepang:
Dengkil
Labu
Sepang

Sub-districts in Gombak:
Batu
Rawang
Setapak
Hulu Kelang
Kuang

Sub-districts in Kuala Langat:
Tanjung 12(1)
Tanjung 12(2)
Teluk Panglima Garang
Morib
Bandar
Jugra
Batu

Sub-districts in Klang:
Kapar
Klang

Sub-districts in Kuala Selangor:
Ijok
Bestari Jaya
Jeram

Sub-districts in Hulu Selangor:
Serendah
Rasa
Ulu Yam
Batang Kali

KUALA LUMPUR

Localities:
Projek Perumahan Rakyat (PPR) Sri Semarak
Projek Perumahan Rakyat (PPR) Batu Muda
Flat Seksyen 2 Wangsa Maju
Flat Seksyen 1 Wangsa Maju
Kampung Padang Balang
Taman Koperasi Polis (Fasa 1 & 2)
Flat Sri Sabah
Kampung Puah
Projek Perumahan Rakyat (PPR) Kampung Baru Air Panas
Flat Desa Pandan (Including Baiduri & Delima)
Kampung Batu Muda
Projek Perumahan Rakyat (PPR) Kerinchi
Bandar Baru Sentul
Taman Ikan Emas

 

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