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KUALA LUMPUR (April 7): The government, under the advice of the Ministry of Health, has executed the fourth directive of the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) in two buildings along Jalan Masjid India here. 

This came as the two buildings there — the Selangor Mansion and Malayan Mansion — saw 15 confirmed positive cases of Covid-19, said senior minister (security cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob in a statement today.

The EMCO involves around 6,000 residents in 365 residential and commercial units in the buildings, and takes effect from today (April 7) until all residents are screened, Ismail said.

“The purpose of the EMCO is to curb the spread of Covid-19. This would also enable the authorities to trace cases, unit by unit throughout the EMCO period,” he added.

Under the EMCO, residents are prohibited from exiting the premises, while non-residents and visitors are not allowed to enter as all entry and exit points are sealed.

For residents, food can be ordered via delivery services to be delivered at designated areas.

Meanwhile, only shops selling essential items can continue to operate, while a medical base will be set on-site. 

The buildings join other locations under EMCO, namely two villages in Simpang Renggam, Kluang, Johor; Batu 21 to Batu 24 Sungai Lui, Hulu Langat, Selangor; and Menara City One in Jalan Munshi Abdullah here.

As at 12pm yesterday, Kuala Lumpur has recorded 640 positive Covid-19 cases, representing 16.87% of Malaysia's total of 3,793 cases.

A daily update will be given by Health director-general Datuk Noor Hisham Abdullah at 5.30pm today.

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