EMCO at five new localities


KUCHING: Two rental rooms and three more longhouses have been placed under the enhanced movement control order (EMCO).

The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said yesterday the EMCO, which was enforced at two rental rooms in the Bintulu district — Bilik Sewa Atas Kedai Lau Hoi Chew, Parkcity Commercial Centre and Bilik Sewa Atas Kedai V-12, Assyakirin Commercial Centre — on July 4 would end on July 17 and July 18 respectively.

“The EMCO has also been enforced at Rumah (Rh) Kunjang Sembayang Ban, Tanjung Bijat in the Sri Aman district from July 5 to July 18.

“Rh Dunggau, Mendas in the Saratok district and Rh Tapoi, Sungai Setajam in the Sarikei district will also undergo the EMCO from July 6. The EMCO will end on July 19 and July 22 respectively,” said the SDMC.

The committee also declared the extension of the EMCO at the Balingian Power Generation (BPG) workers’ quarters at Jalan Sibu-Mukah in the Mukah district until July 14.

“The EMCO at Rh John, Sungai Minus Jakar in the Sarikei district will be extended until July 8 while the EMCO at Rh Edmund, Sungai Baji will be extended until July 9,” it added.

The SDMC also announced the end of the EMCO at 12 localities today.

The 12 localities included nine longhouses at Sungai Rassau, Batang Igan in Matu.

The longhouses are Rh Salim Unang; Rh Judy Kudi; Rh Mathew Merang; Rh Daggang Ujang; Rh Lait Ijang; Rh Chandi Kilau; Rh Putit Jugah; Rh Sadin Jeli; and Rh Mador Rendah.

The EMCO at Rh Sandai, Sungai Mapai in the Kanowit district and Rh Alat Mukan and Mukah Palm Oil Mill (MPOM) in the Mukah district had also ended.

The committee added that the Kabong district had turned orange after 24 local cases were detected in the past two weeks.

Meanwhile, the Tanjung Manis district had turned yellow after recording 15 local infection cases in the past 14 days.

“The state now has 26 red districts; three orange districts; ten yellow districts and one district remaining as green,” said the SDMC.

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