All 4,000 teachers from outside Sarawak to be quarantined for 14 days

Uggah (centre) at a Covid-19 press conference held at Old State Assembly Complex today (Jan 8, 2021).

By Lian Cheng

KUCHING, Jan 7: All 4,000 teachers from Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Labuan will have to go for compulsory quarantine at point of entry.

Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said for those serving in the urban area, they will have to undergo quarantine at a quarantine centre for 10 days.

“They will have to undergo RT-PCR test on the second and eighth day and will be allowed to be discharged on the 10th day following negative test results.

“They may do the remaining four days of quarantine at home,” said Uggah at SDMC Covid-19 press conference held at Old State Assembly Building today.


Meanwhile, for teachers who are serving in the rural areas, he said they must undergo mandatory quarantine for 14 days at quarantine centres.

He stated that the Covid-19 test expenses for all the 4,000 teachers from outside Sarawak will be borne by the Health Ministry while the cost of quarantine will be taken up by the Sarawak government. — DayakDaily