EMCO To Be Enforced In 13 Localities In Penang From 4th-17th June 2021

There is no denying the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic. On a daily basis, Penang records over 300 new cases. Just hours ago, Majlis Keselamatan Negara has released a press statement enforcing EMCO in 13 localities around Pekan Bayan Lepas, Penang.

EMCO In 13 Localities Around Pekan Bayan Lepas, Penang

Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO), or PKPD is the strictest of all orders and is usually implemented in specific areas where new clusters have been identified.

The 13 localities that are soon to be EMCO areas in Penang are as follows:

  1. Sri Bayu
  2. Bayu Tiara
  3. Bayu Nyaman
  4. Halaman Murni
  5. Bayan Permai
  6. Bayan Tiara
  7. Taman Ara Indah
  8. Kampung Bukit
  9. Jalan Mahkamah
  10. Kampung Perlis
  11. Kampung Masjid
  12. Lebuh Kampung Bukit
  13. Kampung Pak Lah

EMCO will be enforced in these localities from 4th June until 17th June 2021. The  Pekan Bayan Lepas localities have recorded 83 new cases in a span of 2 weeks and 250 active cases, to date.

EMCO Penang
Photo: @MKNJPM (Facebook)
EMCO Penang
Photo: @MKNJPM (Facebook)

Furthermore, for areas under EMCO, only (1) person from each household is allowed to stock up on necessities. Any entry or exit from EMCO areas is strictly forbidden.

Full EMCO SOPs here.

Take Care, Penangites

For now, nowhere is as safe as staying home. Hence, it’s for the best if we limit any sort of unnecessary movement and practice self-lockdown. Stay safe, Penangites.

Read: Six Private Hospitals in Penang Will Turn Into Vaccination Centres Starting Mid June

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