FOUR LOCALITIES IN SABAH UNDER EMCO STARTING 16 JUNE
14 June 2021
By Wartawan Nabalu News
KOTA KINABALU: A total of two localities in Penampang, as well as one each in Sandakan, and Kunak, will be placed under a 14-day enhanced movement control order (EMCO) starting this Wednesday (June 16) until June 29.
In Penampang, Local Government and Housing Datuk Masidi Manjun said the two localities involved are Country Heights Apartment and Vista Minintod Apartment.
Ministry of Health (MOH) reported that there has been a drastic increase of cases in the two localities in the period of two weeks where a total of 18 cases have been identified in Country Heights Apartment and 14 cases in Vista Minintod Apartment.
"In Sandakan, the locality involved is Kampung Sundang Laut, with a cumulative total of 10 cases detected out of 18 screened.
"In Kunak, Kampung Skim Cocos will also be placed under the EMCO and it has a cumulative total of 10 positive cases out of 24 screening tests," he said in a statement today.
According to Masidi, the decision to impose EMCO on these localities was made in order to restrain the public movement as well as to curb the spread of Covid-19 to other areas.