22 October 2020 – Seberang Prai prison placed under conditional MCO

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Civil Defence, Corrections / Justice
Level of Jurisdiction: Seberang Prai Prison, PG
Lead People/Agency: National Security Council

Overview: The Seberang Prai prison and its staff quarters have been put under an enhanced movement control order (MCO) following the spike of COVID-19 positive cases within the cluster in the Seberang Prai Prison and its staff quarters at Sungai Jawi, in the Seberang Prai Selatan district, Penang.
Full details here: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2020/10/21/seberang-prai-prison-under-enhanced-mco-until-nov-4

Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat