An Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) will be imposed at Taman Khazanah Indah and PPR Mutiara Kasih in Lahad Datu from 12.01 am, Oct 13.

Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the lockdown order, which would be in force until Oct 26, involved 5,452 residents in the area, and the Ministry of Health (MOH) would be conducting targeted screenings during the period.

“With the implementation of this EMCO, all residents are required to comply with the set Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), including the fact that all residents in the affected areas are not allowed to leave their homes.

“Because they are not allowed to leave their homes, it means they cannot buy food and so on. Food supplies will be distributed by the Sabah state government under the coordination of the State Disaster Operations Control Centre,” he said during a virtual press conference from his residence via the Ministry of Defence’s Facebook page, today.

He said all exits and entrances to the EMCO area were closed, however, applications for emergency cases such as deaths could be submitted to the police