Authorities began laying out barbed wire during the wee hours and after dawn residents found the lockdown imposed. -- Pictures contributed by residents.

STAY HOME, spend time with family and don’t breach the lockdown imposed!

And this came from none other than Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob when concluding his media session on Monday briefing on the pandemic virus situation in the country.

The Senior Minister announced the latest Enhanced Movement Control Order imposed in several sections nearby the Kuala Lumpur wholesale market in Selayang.

This came in the wake of new cases of Covid-19 infections identified in the Taman Sri Murni area and Pusat Bandar Utara.

“We urge the residents to remain calm and cooperate… don’t run out from the cordoned zone as it could lead to the virus spreading outside the area.”

He also assured the public, operations at the wholesale market would remain undisrupted as it remains a must-go for many shoppers.

This EMCO went into effect predawn Monday and would remain enforced until May 3.

Ministry of Health director-general Datuk Dr Mohd Noor Hisham said with the EMCO enforced it could contain the spread of the virus, also enable tracing and screening in the vicinity.

Until noon today, there were 28 positive cases and one death reported in the vicinity.

This is the sixth vicinity enforced with the EMCO following similar orders for Simpang Renggam (Johor), Hulu Langat (Selangor), Menara City One, Selangor Mansion and Masjid India (in Kuala Lumpur).

Meanwhile in Sepang, 41 foreigners, all Myanmar nationals, were imposed a RM1,000 fine each today for breaching the MCO and participating in a water splashing festival at their hostel last week.


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