KUALA LUMPUR, April 7 — Selangor Mansion and Malayan Mansion on Jalan Masjid India, among the oldest flats in Kuala Lumpur, have been placed under the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO).
Senior Defence Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said today that the EMCO, which affects about 6,000 residents in 365 residential and commercial units in the buildings, took effect from today until all residents have been screened for Covid-19, with no end date specified.
He said 15 Covid-19 confirmed cases have been reported at Selangor Mansion and Malayan Mansion.
“The purpose of the EMCO is to curb the spread of Covid-19. This would also enable the authorities to trace cases, unit by unit throughout the EMCO period,” Ismail Sabri said in a statement.
All residents are prohibited from exiting the EMCO area during the duration of the lockdown, while all non-residents and visitors are disallowed from entering the area.
Residents are allowed to order food from delivery services that should be delivered at the designated areas in the buildings. A medical base will be set up in the EMCO area.
The EMCO has previously been imposed on several residences in three districts: Menara City One on Jalan Munshi Abdullah in Kuala Lumpur; Hulu Langat, Selangor; and Simpang Renggam, Kluang, Johor.
“We only have one more week,” Ismail Sabri told a press conference, referring to the targeted end date of the nationwide MCO on April 14.
“We hope that we can continue with our responsibility to break the Covid-19 chain of transmission so that it doesn’t spread throughout the country.”