Four sub-districts in Kedah have been put under the “targeted enhanced move control order (MCO)” following the growing number of Covid-19 cases linked to the Sivagangga cluster.
The cluster was first reported on Jul 28 and was started by an index patient – a restaurant owner who returned from India – who did not follow home quarantine rules. So far, 20 cases have been detected from the cluster. Among them were two school children aged 7 and 10.
The affected area will be Mukim Ah, Hosba, and Binjal in Kubang Pasu as well as in Kampung Ulu, Padang Sanai in Padang Terap. The people living within 1km radius of a restaurant of in Kubang Pasu, where the owner tested positive for Covid-19.
According to Berita Harian, 5 schools in those area, which include SMK Hosba, SK Hosba, SMK Megat Dewa, SK Megat Dewa and SK Kubang Palas were also ordered to close from Aug 2 to Aug 29( 28 days) following the implementation of the targeted enhanced MCO.
Similar to the previous MCO, those working in essential services are allowed to work. While those who are not, will need to stay at home.
Together let’s adhere to the rules and break the chain for Covid-19.