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Selangor govt suggests affected sectors to remain closed

KUALA LUMPUR: The Selangor government recommends that the economic and industrial sectors, which are not allowed to operate, remain closed until the implementation of the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) ends.

Selangor Menteri Besar, Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari, made the recommendation to the National Security Council (MKN) today, following the high number of Covid-19 cases recorded in areas subject to EMCO.

“The high number of cases in Selangor is due to the comprehensive screening in the EMCO areas which contributed to a cumulative number of 1,346 cases, as well as close contact screening of positive cases in these areas.

“In today’s meeting, I have made some recommendations to the MKN.

“The proposal is to maintain the closure of the economic and industrial sectors that has been set until the end of the implementation of the EMCO,” he said via Twitter.

Amirudin also suggested to the MKN that the vaccination of workers in Selangor should be expedited, and the vaccination rate has to be determined as one of the factors for opening up the economic sectors.

“The Selangor government sees the goal of implementing EMCO, which is to break the chain of epidemics and reduce the burden on the national health system, has yet to be achieved.”

Therefore, the Selangor government proposes that only the necessary economic sectors must be opened, he said.

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