By Ling Hui
KUCHING, Jan 11: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg has agreed to cancel all his programmes for this week throughout the state to avoid mass gatherings.
This was revealed by State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas when he announced the implementation of Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) in Kuching, Sibu and Miri zones.
Uggah said these are the two decisions made by Abang Johari when he they met this morning.
“The first decision was that the Chief Minister has agreed with the implementation of CMCO in zones such as Kuching, Sibu and Miri.
“The second decision was to cancel all of his programmes for this week throughout Sarawak. This shows that he, himself, is trying to advise everyone not to gather in big groups,” said Uggah during the Covid-19 press conference here today.
Citing the example of the Pasai Cluster that was originated from a funeral event at one of the longhouses in Pasai Siong, he urged all Sarawakians to stay at home if there is no urgent business outside.
The 14-day CMCO will be implemented in Kuching, Sibu and Miri starting midnight tomorrow from Jan 13 to 26.
The Kuching zone is inclusive of Samarahan and Serian while the Sibu zone includes Sarikei as well.
This is due to the overwhelming number of positive cases reported across several districts in Sarawak for the past three days.
Sarawak today recorded its highest daily toll at 153 cases, shattering the previous high of 55 cases set only two days ago on Jan 9.
Earlier at the press conference, Uggah said there have been 209 local transmission cases in the whole of Sarawak for the past 14 days and that was the reason that prompted SDMC into making this decision.
Following the implementation of CMCO, inter-district travels to and from the affected zones will no longer be allowed without official police permits. —DayakDaily