KUALA LUMPUR, April 7 — The government has decided to enforce the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) at the Selangor Mansion and Malayan Mansion buildings in Jalan Masjid India here, effective today.
Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakon said the decision to execute the fourth directive of the EMCO was made upon the advice of the Ministry of Health (MOH) after 15 positive cases of COVID-19 were recorded at the two buildings.
He said the EMCO involving around 6,000 residents in 365 residential and commercial units in the building, takes effect from today until all residents are screened.
“With the execution and throughout the duration of the EMCO, all residents are prohibited from exiting the area; all non-residents and visitors are prohibited from entering the area; and, all entry and exit points will be sealed.
All residents to undergo COVID19 test
“All residents will also be required to undergo COVID-19 screening and a medical base will be set up in the EMCO area,” he told a press conference after chairing the meeting of the Special Ministerial Committee on the MCO here today.
Ismail Sabri also called on the residents to remain calm and to give their full cooperation to the MOH officers and to comply with the authorities’ instructions.
To ensure the compliance of the EMCO, Royal Malaysia Police, Malaysian Armed Forces, Civil Defence Force, the Kuala Lumpur City Council and RELA will administer the area, he said.
The security personnel administering the EMCO have installed barricades around the area, including barbed wire fences.
“For the smooth execution of the enhanced MCO, all residents are advised to remain calm and give their full cooperation to Health Ministry officers and to comply with instructions.
“Residents that require assistance or have any enquiries can call the designated DBKL MCO operation centre hotline at 03-4026 7222 or 016-296 2982,” he said.
3 prior locations under EMCO
The EMCO had earlier been enforced at three other locations, namely Simpang Renggam in Kluang, Johor; Sungai Lui in Hulu Langat, Selangor; and Menara City One in Jalan Munshi Abdullah in the capital.
More than 500 cases have been recorded in the 3 locations combined.