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Two-week Lockdown In Two Areas In Kluang, Effective Midnight

Hamzah Nazari

In Johor, two housing areas in Simpang Renggam, involving some 3,570 residents, have been ordered to stay indoors after there was a spike of people testing positive for Covid-19.

The two areas are Kampung Dato’ Ibrahim Majid and Bandar Baharu Dato’ Ibrahim Majid in Simpang Renggam, Kluang.

The lockdown will last from tonight till 9 April.

Senior Minister (Defence) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the order was issued on the advice of the Health Minister after a sudden increase in cases there.

In total, 83 cases of Covid-19 have been reported in Kluang, with 61 of the cases coming from the aforementioned housing areas.

Due to the order, residents and their visitors in the affected areas are not allowed to leave their homes while it remains in effect.

All entrances and exits to the areas will be closed and outsiders are not allowed in.

All business activities are suspended and food will be supplied to all locals by the Social Welfare Department.

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A medical base will also be established in the area.

The police, army, civil defence force, and RELA volunteers will be enforcing the order.

Those requiring assistance or clarification can call 07-7735224 or 07-7722434.

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