Ismail Sabri: With no new cases, CMCO in Kedah village ends tomorrow

Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob at a press conference in Putrajaya October 26, 2020. — Bernama pic
Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob at a press conference in Putrajaya October 26, 2020. — Bernama pic

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PUTRAJAYA, Oct 30 — The conditional movement control order (CMCO) in Kampung Padang Che Mas, Baling, Kedah, will end tomorrow as scheduled, said Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

He said as of today, the Health Ministry has not detected any Covid-19 positive cases in the area after screenings were conducted.

“Therefore the National Security Council has decided the expiry date of October 31 for the CMCO for Kampung Padang Che Mas, Baling, Kedah will end as planned,” Ismail said during his press conference.

The village was first placed under CMCO on October 16, after a screening of 236 residents found that 25 people were infected. The order affected 1,150 residents and 151 households.

Meanwhile, the minister said 553 individuals were arrested yesterday for violating the recovery movement control order’s standard operating procedures.

“Of this number, 532 were compounded while the remaining 21 were remanded. The offences include failure to prepare equipment to record the details of patrons, not wearing face masks, no social distancing, premises operating overtime without permission and pub and nightclub activities.

“Overall the police-led compliance task force, involving 2,481 teams and 11,911 personnel, conducted 50,943 inspections. A total of 3,476 supermarkets, 4,907 restaurants, 1,446 hawkers, 1,543 public and farmers’ markets, 2,999 places of worship, and 1,180 recreational areas were inspected,” he said.

From July 24 until yesterday approximately 57,396 people returned to Malaysia via international entry points at the country’s borders.

“Of this number, 9,221 are currently undergoing mandatory quarantine in 63 hotels and 17 other premises including public training institutes and private education institutes, located in KL, Selangor, Negri Sembilan, Penang, Johor, Sarawak, Kelantan, Perak, Kedah, Perlis, Terengganu, Sabah, and Labuan.

“381 individuals were sent to hospitals for further treatment, while 47,794 have since been discharged and permitted to return home,” Ismail said.

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