Following the outbreak of COVID-19 cases in Zone A of Taman Klebang Jaya and Zone B of Taman Pinji Mewah recently, an Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) was ordered for implementation at both localities starting today (December 1), lasting till December 14.
According to the Ipoh district police chief, Assistant Commissioner A. Asmadi Abdul Aziz, the EMCO in Zone B of Taman Pinji Mewah involves a total of 407 shop lots and houses, comprising some 1,628 residents living along 13 lanes within the area.
“For Zone A of Taman Klebang Jaya, 4,424 residents from 1,061 houses along 18 lanes within the area are involved,” he told reporters at the operations control post (PKTK) located at Taman Pinji Mewah here today.
“Around 90 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 in both localities.
“Similar to the EMCO in Taman Meru 2C, in and out movements are restricted, except for emergencies that require immediate medical attention.
“The authorities will be sending food boxes to occupied houses and a mobile clinic is incepted at both localities for ease of non-COVID-19 related treatment access.
“We urge involved residents to remain calm in the meantime, while the authorities are actively preventing further spread of the deadly virus,” A. Asmadi stated.
Meanwhile, Ipoh Echo managed to get hold of affected residents living at Taman Pinji Mewah via WhatsApp.
“Last Friday (November 28), we (the residents here) were notified by healthcare workers regarding the sudden outbreak of cases stemming from a nearby industrial company,” said Hion Jun Kun, 69. “We proceeded with a swab test on November 28, although the test results have yet to return as of today.”
“Initially, we were then ordered to undergo home quarantine from the day of swab test until December 2, but the government announced the implementation of EMCO here just yesterday,” said another resident, Tan Yeang Jiann, 25. “It came as a shock, yet a relief to us, because the virus can be contained much more effectively that way.”
“I haven’t stepped out of the house since the original MCO in late March,” expressed another resident, Wong Yoke Ying, 90. “I just hope for the pandemic to be exterminated as soon as possible so that I can reunite with my beloved grandchildren.”