Seremban and Port Dickson in Negeri Sembilan will come under movement control order (MCO) for two weeks from tomorrow until Feb 1 following a surge in Covid-19 cases in the districts.
Senior Minister for Security Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the health ministry had reported a high infectivity rate in Seremban, with case numbers spiking over the past 14 days from 777 to 876.
“Apart from that, seven of the nine mukim (sub-districts) in Seremban are also red zones, with 56 to 283 cases reported in the seven sub-districts over the last 14 days,” he said in a statement today.
As for Port Dickson, the ministry confirmed a surge in Covid-19 cases over the past 14 days involving several clusters, with cases ranging from 35 to 167.
He said the MCO would be implemented to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the community and to control movements in the two districts.
Ismail also announced the end of the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) for Kampung Timbang Dayang in Kota Belud, Sabah today.
He said the ministry had carried out 516 screening tests, recording 53 positive cases.
“The ministry also confirmed that the remaining active cases in the locality are under control, with the last case recorded on Jan 11 and no more samples awaiting results,” he said.
He said police detained 785 peple for flouting MCO SOPs yesterday, with 765 compounded, 19 remanded and one released on bail.
The offences included not wearing face masks (250), not observing physical distancing (165), failing to provide equipment for recording customers’ particulars (137), operating beyond permissible hours or without approval (38) and unauthorised inter-district and interstate travel (31).
Authorities also arrested 33 illegal immigrants and seized four vehicles under Op Bentang.