Seven districts in Kelantan will be placed under movement control order (MCO) from April 16 to 29.
Senior Minister for Security Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the districts involved are Kota Bharu, Pasir Mas, Pasir Puteh, Bachok, Machang, Tumpat and Tanah Merah.
“The health ministry confirmed a 30.5% spike in cases in the state over a period of 14 days, from 756 cases to 1,088 cases. All seven districts are in the red zone.
“In addition, there are also nine new clusters recorded in the past 14 days with a high infectivity rate within the community,” he said in a statement on the conditional MCO (CMCO) and recovery MCO (RMCO).
He said enforcement of the MCO is to control the movement of residents in these localities and to prevent the spread of Covid-19 infections to other areas.
“Roadblocks will be mounted at all district and state borders. All economic and business sectors approved by agencies and ministries will be allowed to operate during the MCO period.
“The implementation of MCO of these districts will be in accordance with the general MCO SOPs that were updated on Feb 26, 2021,” he said.
Meanwhile, enhanced MCO (EMCO) will be enforced at Kampung Tanjung Batu Keramat, Kota Belud in Sabah and three localities in Muadzam Shah, Pahang, namely Ladang Leepang, Ladang Laukin and Kampung Inoi until April 28, he said.
“The implementation of EMCO is to enable the ministry to conduct early detection of suspected Covid-19 cases, and to ensure close contacts can be isolated as soon as possible to stem the spread of infection from risk areas to other areas,” he said, adding that the EMCO in Kampung Juara, Pulau Tioman, Rompin, Pahang would end on Thursday, earlier than the scheduled April 20.