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No MCO – Ismail Sabri

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No Plans To Lockdown the Country

Senior Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob contradicted that the government will re-introduce a nationwide Movement Control Order (MCO).

In light of the recent spate of Covid-19 cases in the country. He was asked at a press conference today, to comment on whether Malaysia would enter another MCO phase.

To explain this, he cited an example:

“So for example, if we identify an area in Selangor that suddenly sees a spike in cases, we won’t close off the whole state.”

“If the increase is in Shah Alam, we will not lock the whole district, but the affected area in Shah Alam.”

The Spike of Cases in Sabah

In addition, Ismail Sabri commented that of the over 13,000 who have entered the peninsular from Sabah. And only about 130 had tested positive for the virus. Thus making it roughly one per cent.

To explain this in detail, Ismail Sabri said not all of them were politicians. Adding that there were also tourists and those who had to go to Sabah for official work matters.

He reported this when asked to comment on the widely debated issue on social media of politicians causing the recent spike in cases in the peninsular.

Total Number Of Cases In Malaysia

This as Malaysia recorded 287 new cases on 2 Oct, the highest daily Covid-19 numbers since the novel coronavirus made its appearance in the country.

To surprise, the country yesterday (3 Oct) recorded its highest daily tally of new cases. A total of 317, all of which were due to local transmission. Thus, this brought the cumulative total cases in the country to 12,088.

As a result, this brings the total active cases in our country in 1,735 cases.

The country registers its highest Covid-19 cases today with 317 new ones.

Today’s figure is a significant increase from yesterday’s 287.

Decisions to Implement In The Future

Ismail Sabri said the government would only enforce targeted MCOs at areas which show a spike in infections.

No enforcement on inter-state or inter-district travel ban nationwide, as the number of positive cases in many states were still small and under control.

The police will continue to take stern action against Movement Control Order (MCO) violators, warned Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

In a press conference on 3 Oct, he reminded the public that the MCO was still in place, urging Malaysians to adhere to the rules.

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