Conditional MCO in Kuching extended to November 27

KUCHING (Bernama): The Sarawak State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) has decided to extend the conditional MCO in Kuching District until Thursday (Nov. 27).

Sarawak SDMC Acting Chairman Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing (photo) said the decision was made in a meeting on Sunday (Nov. 22), as 58 Covid -19 cases had been reported in Kuching in the past 14 days.

“The infections are not targeting specific areas and as such, after risk analysis, the conditional MCO in Kuching district will be extended to Nov. 27,” he said at the daily Covid-19 press conference here on Sunday.

The admission process and the 14-day quarantine requirement upon entry into Sarawak have also been extended until further notice.

Masking said movement in and out of Kuching district was also prohibited except for official business and work purposes by displaying letters of consent or work passes from employers, while emergencies are required to apply for a permit from the police.

Masing, who is also Deputy Chief Minister of Sarawak, said daycare centers and kindergartens in Red and Yellow zones are allowed to operate according to the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) established by the State Department of Welfare, Community Welfare, Women, Family and Development. the child.

The operators, he said, would be fully responsible for SOP compliance and notify the ministry before opening the business for registration and auditing purposes.

Meanwhile, the number of passengers in a private vehicle depends on the vehicle’s capacity and is no longer limited to just three people, he added.

According to Masing, the state government would still bear the quarantine costs for Sarawakians, while their husbands, who are not Sarawak citizens, would have to pay for themselves. – Bernama

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