THE Enhanced Movement Control Order was imposed in several areas in Selangor Sunday night, as the state recorded a high number of Covid-19 cases.

It covers two Orang Asli settlements and five kampungs in Sungai Lui, Hulu Langat.

Earlier the EMCO was imposed in Kampung Dato’ Ibrahim Majid and Bandar Baharu Dato’ Ibrahim Majid in Simpang Renggam, Johor when a high number of cases were detected there.

Last Thursday, Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced that Kampung Dato’ Ibrahim Majid and Bandar Baharu Dato’ Ibrahim Majid in Simpang Renggam came under the EMCO imposition after 61 residents tested positive.

On Sunday, 97 positive cases were reported in the Kluang district.

Bandar Baharu Dato’ Ibrahim Majid had 81 cases, involving four from the Sri Petaling cluster and 77 second- and third-generation cases. Bandar Baharu Dato’ Ibrahim Majid had 16 cases, involving one from the Sri Petaling cluster and 15 other cases.

Seven Covid-19 deaths were reported Sunday, bringing the cumulative total to 34. And the positive note showed 68 more cases recovered and were discharged, raising that cumulative total to 388.

The country recorded its highest Covid-19 death in a single day, and Ministry of Health officials said positive cases also increased to 2,470 after 150 new cases reported Sunday.

The MOHs director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said some of the recent deaths were senior citizens who had underlying ailments.

Infants getting infected as pandemic spreads like wildfire

Such shocking revelations has flooded social media, mothers pleading to doctors are common heart wrenching stories narrated.

Over social media a doctor related how all are at risk contracting the virus, including infants.

“We saw with our eyes how a four-month-old infant was diagnosed positive for COVID-19 in the first test. Now after a while there is a need to carry out the test a second time.

“The mother cried when she saw her baby went through test again. It is a sad situation, but we are not heartless. We too feel for the mother and baby,” the doctor narrated over Facebook.

The global death toll has surpassed 30,000 and the number of confirmed cases has risen to more than 660,000.

More than 140,000 have recovered around the world, according to the US-based Johns Hopkins University.

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