KUALA LUMPUR: The Jalan Othman Market area in Petaling Jaya, Selangor is the latest location to be placed under the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO), said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

He said the EMCO was enforced after the Health Ministry (MOH) had confirmed the detection of 26 positive COVID-19 cases in the area, which pose a risk of spreading the coronavirus.

“The EMCO affects about 2,900 residents of houses and business premises in the area. The order is effective from May 10 (today) until May 23, 2020,” he said in a statement today.

Ismail Sabri said the EMCO, the eighth to be implemented so far, was enforced on the advice of the Health Minister and it involves three zones.

Zone A covers Jalan Penchala, Jalan 4/33, Jalan 4/37, Jalan 4/39, Jalan 4/41, Jalan 4/44, Jalan Terus 4/42, Jalan 4/43, Jalan 4/46 and Jalan Othman 4/4D while Zone B covers Jalan 2/29, Jalan 2/29A, Jalan 2/27, Jalan 2/32, Jalan 2/25, Jalan 2/26, Jalan 2/34, Jalan 2/34A, Jalan 2/23, Jalan Dispensary 2/38 and Jalan Pasar 1/21.

Zone C covers Jalan Selangor, Lorong 3/57D, Lorong 3/57C, Jalan RIDA 3/56 and Jalan Sentosa 3/57.

“The EMCO is to contain the COVID-19 and prevent it from spreading outside. This step will enable house-to-house case detection to be conducted throughout the period the order is in force,” he added.

Ismail Sabri said all residents in the EMCO location would not be allowed to leave while non-residents and visitors are barred from entering the area throughout this period.


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