Following the implementation of the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) midnight yesterday (November 20) at two localities in Taman Meru 2C, which are Zone B and C, four roadblocks were executed to restrain the movement of 2,168 residents of the area, involving 572 houses.
According to the Ipoh district police chief, Assistant Commissioner A. Asmadi Abdul Aziz, the roadblocks are situated at Laluan Persiaran Taman Meru 28, Persiaran Taman Meru 30, Persiaran Taman Meru 1 and Persiaran Taman Meru 14, which are also the main entrance and exit passages for both localities.
“162 personnel from uniformed bodies comprising Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM), Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM), People’s Volunteer Corps (RELA) and Malaysia Civil Defence Force (APM) are assigned there,” he said when met yesterday after his first EMCO inspection at Taman Meru 2C.
“Apart from the uniformed bodies, the neighbourhood watch (KRT) here is also actively assisting to monitor the entire situation,” A. Asmadi added.
Mobile patrol vehicle (MPV) units and patrol via walking in and out of the vicinity are implemented to heighten security levels.
A chief is assigned at each neighbourhood lane of Zone B and C to facilitate information sharing or assistance from residents to the frontliners in duty.
“Residents aren’t allowed out of their houses except for emergency affairs that require hospital treatment, which in turn requires verified permission from the police,” A. Asmadi stated.
Apart from provision of daily necessities by the Social Welfare Department (JKM), a mobile clinic was incepted by the District Health Office at the involved localities for ease of non-COVID-19 related treatment access to residents.
Earlier, the government imposed a two-week EMCO at Zone B and C starting November 20 to December 6.
As of November 16, 938 screenings were performed in both localities, while 76 COVID-19 positive cases were recorded.