Perlis cuts off roads into Kuala Sanglang over Covid-19 cluster

KANGAR, 9 Aug 2020:

Police will be closing all exit and entry points in Kuala Sanglang beginning at 8am tomorrow.

Police would also intensify control at three rat trails – one in Kampung Tanah Timbul and two in Kampung Kuala Sanglang – as the two villages are now placed under the Targeted Enhanced Movement Control Order (TEMCO) to contain the spread of Covid-19 infection.

Perlis police chief Datuk Surina Saad said all residents of Kampung Tanah Timbul had undergone screenings yesterday, while Kampung Kuala Sanglang residents would do the same today.

Once the screening processes have been completed, all routes would start to be fully closed tomorrow, she said.

“Residents in both villages are not allowed to leave the house and they have to serve quarantine at home until the TEMCO period is over.”

She said only the heads of families are allowed to go out to get necessities, limited to inside the TEMCO area only.

Surina also said police are not issuing any letter permitting any individuals to go in or out of the TEMCO area. Such letters would only be issued by the Ministry of Health.

Another school in Kuala Sanglang has been ordered to close for two weeks by the Perlis state education department, following the enforcement of the TEMCO since last night.

Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azlan Man said the third school ordered to be closed was SJKC Chin Hun.

“The closure of all three schools for two weeks from tomorrow, Aug 10 to Aug 23, involves a total of 876 students and 112 teachers,” he wrote on his Facebook page today.

Yesterday, the state education department ordered two other schools to be closed – namely SK Kuala Sanglang and SMK Kuala Sanglang.

Azlan said the teachers involved are required to undergo a Home Isolation Order during the period.

Meanwhile, a total of 15 Form Six students from SMK Syed Alwi residing in two villages involved in the TEMCO – Kampung Tanah Timbul and Kampung Kuala Sanglang – who will be sitting for examinations from Aug 12, have been provided with temporary accommodation at the school’s hostel and other alternative accommodation nearby, he said.

The Perlis state government has implemented TEMCO at the two villages for 28 days beginning 10pm last night, to curb the spread of the Covid-19 infection.

Perlis had recorded a number of Covid-19 cases, including from the PUI Sivagangga cluster which started in Napoh, Kubang Pasu, Kedah.

– Bernama