100 students from Labuan back home, undergo mandatory quarantine

Students queuing up for screening upon arrival at the airport.

KUCHING, Nov 27: Some 100 students from Labuan Matriculation College have safely arrived home to Kuching at 3.15pm yesterday (Nov 26).

Sharing this good news in his Facebook page today, Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof said the students were now undergoing mandatory 14-days quarantine as per required by the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC).

“Our team from Rumah Sarawak and Sarawak Volunteers (have) successfully brought 100 students from Kolej Matrikulasi Labuan back home to Kuching,” he said in the post.

Fadillah, who is also the Petra Jaya MP, also gave the assurance that continuous efforts have been made since the Movement Control Order (MCO) was implemented in the country due to the Covid-19 pandemic to assist Sarawakians especially students to travel home.

“This is of course supported by the Sarawak state government,” he added.

He also extended appreciation to SDMC, Malaysia Airlines (MAS) and all relevant parties who have assisted in making sure students managed to travel home safely.

Meanwhile, SDMC has on Nov 22 extended the entry restrictions into Sarawak until further notice.

As such, all incoming passengers to Sarawak must observe the 14-days quarantine in identified hotels or quarantine facilities.

Although the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) in Kuching will be lifted tonight at 11.59pm as the status of Kuching district has been revised to yellow zone, Sarawakians were however not allowed to travel in and out of Kuching yet, unless necessary.

The current standard operating procedures (SOP) issued provided that that movement in and out of Kuching was not permitted except for official duties and work purposes and must obtain the letter and work pass from heads of departments or employers.

As for emergency cases, they will need to apply for a permit from the police. — DayakDaily