By Ling Hui
KUCHING, Nov 1: The Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) in Kuching has been extended for another five more days until Nov 27, but it is subjected to change.
State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) acting chairman Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing announced this today at the press conference on Covid-19 daily update today.
He said this decision was made after a risk analysis by SDMC and the committee found the sprinkles of positive cases reported in the last 14 days to be scattered and without a pattern.
“In the last 14 days, there were 58 positive local cases in the district of Kuching.
“The distribution of these cases were not focused in certain areas, so after a risk analysis, the CMCO period in Kuching has been extended until Nov 27 (Friday),” said Masing.
He added, if the committee deemed there is no more need for the implementation of CMCO in the city, it would be shortened anytime within this period.
With that, the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the entry into Sarawak and a mandatory 14-day quarantine is to be extended as well, until further notice.
Similarly, the restrictions for entering and exiting Kuching remain.
“Movement in or out of Kuching is not allowed except for official duties and work purposes.
“An official letter or working pass from the Head of Department or the employer is sufficient for any intention of such movement.
“Any emergency case involving an inter-district travel in or out of Kuching is allowed, provided that a police permit is applied,” Masing asserted. — DayakDaily