Declare travel history to enter Sarawak

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KUCHING, Oct 7: All passengers and visitors entering Sarawak must disclose true, complete and accurate information of their travel history over the 14 days prior to their planned arrival in the state.

State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), in a statement today, emphasised that all visitors are required to declare their travel history including places or states they have visited in the last 14 days before their flights or entering Sarawak.

The State Health Department warned that failure or refusal to make a true declaration of their travel history would risk causing the spread of Covid-19 to Sarawak.

Those who do not declare truthfully will be committing an offence and actions can be taken against them under Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 (Act 342).

Meanwhile, police had issued 28 compound notices for violating Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOP) throughout Sarawak in the past 24 hours.

Nineteen compound notices were issued in Miri, followed by Kuching (8) and Betong (1).

The Local Government and Housing Ministry also issued 92 oral, written and confiscation notices under Bintulu Development Authority (BDA) (36), Kuching North City Commission (DBKU) (21), Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) (14), MD Marudi (8), MDMJ (5), Kuching South City Council (MBKS) (3), MD Serian (3) and MPKS (2).

Compliance checks were also carried out on 1,513 premises throughout Sarawak involving 127 supermarkets, restaurants (281), factories (22), banks (91), government offices (25), hawkers (135), markets (75), houses of worship (67), recreational areas (39), construction sites (11) and others (640). — DayakDaily