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By Karen Bong
BINTULU, April 27: Residents in Bintulu, Sebauh and Tatau are not allowed to be in public places after 8pm without any valid reason.
The Bintulu District Disaster Management Committee (Bintulu DDMC) has imposed a slew of tighter restrictions including a night curfew across Bintulu, Sebauh and Tatau from 8pm until 6am under the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) to curb the surge of Covid-19 cases, which comes into effect today until May 10.
As per updated standard operating procedures (SOPs), only two persons in the same household are allowed to leave to purchase food, medicines, supplements and other daily essentials within a 10km radius of their homes or to the nearest shop if the needs cannot be obtained within that distance.
All economic, business and industry activities including supermarkets, shopping malls, retail stores, convenience stores, food and beverage outlets both in premises and non-premises, commercial shoplots, petrol stations, laundrettes and food delivery under essential services are only allowed to operate according to the respective SOPs from 6am until 8pm.
The number of customers allowed into a premises cannot exceed 50 per cent of premises capacity or a maximum of 50 persons for shopping malls, supermarkets, departmental stores and retail stores and a maximum of 10 persons for commercial shoplots, and and in compliance with SOPs.
Farmers’ markets, night markets and Ramadhan bazaars in red zones are not allowed to operate.
Opening of fast gathering in restaurants and hotels, activities related to creative industry including filming and recording, organisation of sports competitions and tournaments, sports and recreational activities including fun ride, fun run and marathon, recreational and leisure activities at Tanjung Batu Beach, ABF Beach and Millenium Park are not permitted.
Tourism and cultural-related activities at zoo, farms, edutainment centres, recreational parks, nature parks, museum, library, art gallery, handicrafts centre, amusement park, heritage centre and others are not allowed.
Social gatherings and events such as wedding, engagement, reception, thanksgiving, anniversary, birthday, reunion, retreat and any form of activities that would attract crowds and gather a large number of people are also not allowed. — DayakDaily
Click the pictures below to view the full list of restrictions for Bintulu division.