Since the detection of a Covid 19 positive case at the Jalan Othman wet market here in Petaling Jaya, authorities have cordoned the area and disinfection procedures were undertaken. Testing was also conducted to residents and shops covering the zone, however with more cases popping up and the need to screen a larger population, the Security Minister has decided to impose the Enhanced Movement COntrol Order at the area.
Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the EMCO was enforced after the Health Ministry (MOH) had confirmed the detection of 26 positive COVID-19 cases in the area, which pose a risk of spreading the coronavirus. With the order in place, about about 2,900 residents of houses and business premises will not be able to leave or enter the area or visitors entering, this is now classified as a red zone. Effective from May 10 until May 23 all movement will be closely monitored and screening will be undertaken on a larger scale he added.
Under the advice MOH, the eighth EMCO will cover three zones:
Zone A: Jalan Penchala, Jalan 4/33, Jalan 4/37, Jalan 4/39, Jalan 4/41, Jalan 4/44, Jalan Terus 4/42, Jalan 4/43, Jalan 4/46 and Jalan Othman 4/4D
Zone B: Jalan 2/29, Jalan 2/29A, Jalan 2/27, Jalan 2/32, Jalan 2/25, Jalan 2/26, Jalan 2/34, Jalan 2/34A, Jalan 2/23, Jalan Dispensary 2/38 and Jalan Pasar 1/21.
Zone C: Jalan Selangor, Lorong 3/57D, Lorong 3/57C, Jalan RIDA 3/56 and Jalan Sentosa 3/57.
With the EMCO in place, authorities will be able to conduct house-to-house case detection, business activities has also been ordered to stop. PDRM and Defence force are stationed at the area to maintain control.
Anyone who needs help or wants to make enquiries can contact the Petaling Jaya MCO operations room at 016-980 9389 or the Petaling Jaya district police headquarters control centre at 03-7966 2222.