PETALING JAYA: Following an unusual spike in Covid-19 cases, the government has imposed a lockdown in two townships in Simpang Renggam, Johor beginning midnight tonight, with some 3,500 residents told to stay home at all times and all business activities ordered to close.
The two areas are Kampung Dato Ibrahim Majid and Bandar Baharu Dato Ibrahim Majid, both located in Simpang Renggam, Kluang,
Defence Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the move, dubbed Enhanced Movement Control Order, will last until April 9.
He said the drastic move was approved by the Ministry of Health after 61 of the 83 cases reported in Kluang were found to have originated from the two areas.
Ismail said throughout the two-week lockdown, authorities will distribute basic food and necessities with the help of the Social Welfare Department to some 650 families.
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