Covid-19: Miri has 700 hotel rooms to house air passengers arrival

Passengers arriving at Miri Airport will be sent straight to the designated hotels.

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By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, April 6: Six hotels with about 700 rooms have been prepared to house the arrival of flight passengers to the city, as part of the mandatory quarantine procedures to break the Covid-19 chain.

Sarawak Transport Minister Datuk Lee Kim Shin said yesterday, 94 passengers from Labuan (26) and Kuala Lumpur (68) were placed at two of the six hotels.

“Six hotels in Miri have confirmed their willingness to serve as a quarantine centre for Sarawakian passengers arriving at Miri Airport,” he told reporters after chairing the committee meeting here, today.

Lee (centre) chairing a committee meeting.

Lee, who is the minister-in-charge for the State Disaster Management Committee Miri division, said the passengers comprised of non-symptomatic individuals and screening based on Health Ministry’s procedure was performed before placing passengers at designated hotels for the 14-day quarantine period.

Some of the passengers arriving at one of the designated hotels.

“In line with Sarawak government’s efforts to break the Covid-19 chain and complying with the movement control order (MCO) regulations, we have restricted the number of flights coming from outside Sarawak to Miri.

“This including Labuan (three times a week – Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday), as well as flights from Kuala Lumpur on Thursday and Sunday,” he continued. — DayakDaily