The government today has announced that two flats in Jalan Masjid India at Kuala Lumpur have been put under lockdown through the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO). This is the fourth time that the authorities has decided to implement EMCO after it was imposed on certain areas at Simpang Renggam and Hulu Langat as well as Menara City One which is just few kilometers away from Jalan Masjid India.
According to Ministry of Health, it has detected 15 positive COVID-19 cases within Selangor Mansion and Malayan Mansion over there. Located adjacent to each other, EMCO is being imposed on both buildings starting from today onward until further notice.
Arahan keempat Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan Diperketatkan (PKPD) dikenakan di Bangunan Selangor Mansion dan Malayan Mansion di Jalan Masjid India, KL.
Arahan ini dikeluarkan selepas 15 kes positif #COVID19 dikesan.
PKPD ini berkuatkuasa 7 April sehingga pengesanan tamat.
— KKMalaysia🇲🇾 (@KKMPutrajaya) April 7, 2020
At this moment, authorities have begun further testing on the residence of both buildings which involved total of 5,000 to 6,000 people throughout 365 residential units and business premises. As per previous EMCO implementation at Menara City One, no one is permitted to go in and out of both buildings, but food deliveries are still allowed to be sent to a predetermined pickup area while shops that sell essential items are also allowed to be operational.
Meanwhile, we urge everyone to practice good hygiene and stay home as much as possible during the on-going MCO period. Right now, this is the best way so far for us to help stop the spread of COVID-19 pandemic together.
(Main image: Selangor Mansion, as captured by Google Maps in July 2019. Additional image: Markas Angkatan Tentera Malaysia.)