CMCO in Kuching, Sibu, Miri starting midnight tomorrow (Jan 13)

Uggah speaking during the daily press conference on Covid-19 in Kuching. Looking on is Minister for Local Government and Housing Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian.

KUCHING, Jan 11: A 14-day Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) will be enforced in Kuching, Sibu and Miri effective from Jan 13 to 26.

“Travel between Kuching, Sibu and Miri zones will not be allowed without police permits,” said State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas during a press conference to give updates on the state’s Covid-19 situation today.

This was one of several restrictions announced by SDMC today in light of the spikes in Covid-19 cases across the state over the past three days. There have been 209 local cases recorded in Sarawak for the past 14 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.

On a state level, Uggah asserted that inter-state travel from Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Labuan to Sarawak would also not be allowed without official permits from the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM).

On a related matter, he said arrivals in the state would have to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine at designated quarantine centres that are approved by the Sarawak Health Department.

He emphasised that home quarantines are no longer allowed in any districts while Covid-19 swab tests will be taken on the second and 10th days of the quarantine. — DayakDaily