Compulsory for essential workers crossing districts to be screened for Covid-19 fortnightly

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By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, May 17: It is compulsory for workers of essential services who have obtained police permits to travel across districts to undergo Covid-19 swab test every two weeks.

This is the updated standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the prevention of Covid-19 released by the National Security Council (MKN) for Sarawak for the extended Conditional Movement Order (CMCO) stretching from May 18 to June 7.


According to the new SOPs, it is also compulsory for essential services workers to undergo  Covid-19 screening if they develop fever, cough, flu or diarrhea.

Besides, they are not allowed to dine-in in groups in their offices without physical distancing during lunch break.

While working in the offices, it is compulsory for them to wear face masks and practice physical distancing inside their vehicle when transporting essential goods.

They are also required to register their attendance through MySejahtera application or write down the particulars manually if there is no internet coverage at the workplace.

Workers who have been identified as Person-Under-Surveillance (PUS) are not allowed to work in their offices until they are given the quarantine Release Order from the health authorities and completed their Covid-19 swab test.— DayakDaily