On the National Recovery Plan (NRP) & Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO)

EMCO for Selangor and FT Kuala Lumpur

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has presented to the National Security Council (NSC) Technical Committee Meeting on the COVID-19 situation in the state of Selangor and the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur.

Both these states show a high trend of infection. Selangor reports an average daily of COVID-19 cases between 1,800 to 1,900. While in FT Kuala Lumpur the average daily number of cases is in the range of 600 to 1,000 cases. All districts in Selangor and FT Kuala Lumpur reported COVID-19 incidence cases exceeding 12.1 /100,000 residents.

The projected data of the infection value rate (R-naught) in these two states is still in the range of 1.0 and does not show a downward trend. This situation is worrisome when taking into account the population density and the spread of three more virulent new variants namely Beta variant B.1.351 (South Africa), Delta B.1.617.2 (India) and Alpha B.1.1.7 (UK).

In this regard, through discussions of various agencies and based on a risk assessment by MOH, the National Security Council decided to implement an Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) in Selangor districts and several localities in FT Kuala Lumpur for 14 days from 3 July 2021 to 16 July 2021.

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