Deputy prime minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob has announced earlier that the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) for 34 mukims in Selangor will be lifted later by midnight. These locations were initially placed under the order for 14 days starting from 3 July 2021, following the high number of reported Covid-19 cases in the state.
Affected locations include the Petaling district (Mukim Petaling, Damansara, Sungai Buloh, and Bukit Raja), Hulu Langat district (Mukim Hulu Langat, Ampang, Cheras, Kajang, Semenyih, and Beranang), Sepang district (Mukim Dengkil, Labu, and Sepang), Gombak district (Mukim Batu, Rawang, Setapak, Hulu Kelang, and Kuang), Kuala Langat district (Mukim Tanjung 12-1, Tanjung 12-2, Teluk Panglima Garang, Morib, Bandar, Jugra, and Batu), Klang district (Mukim Kapar, and Klang), Kuala Selangor district (Mukim Ijok, Bestari Jaya, and Jeram) and finally, the Hulu Selangor district (Mukim Serendah, Rasa, Ulu Yam, and Batang Kali).
Ismail Sabri noted that outside of Selangor, the EMCO status in several other localities in Kedah, Sabah, and Penang would be lifted tomorrow as well. These include Kilang Jimat Jaya Sdn Bhd, Bukit Makmur Light Industrial Area and Workers’ Hostel Kuala Muda Kedah in the state of Kedah; Kampung Emas, Kota Belud, Kampung Iban Kuala Nansang, Tawau and Kampung Babagon, Penampang in the state of Sabah, and Taman Nagasari, Mukim 6, Seberang Perai Tengah in the state of Penang. Meanwhile, one location in Negeri Sembilan is set to exit EMCO on 18 July.
In addition, the deputy prime minister also warned Malaysians not to plan or make any inter-district or inter-state travels during the upcoming Hari Raya Aidiladha celebrations. “I hope we can all take a lesson from the cases that happened after Hari Raya Aidilfitri,” he said. “Even when the standard operating procedures then did not allow interstate travel, there were still many who secretly travelled using ‘jalan tikus’ (hidden trails).”