No dine-ins at eateries throughout Sarawak from May 12 onwards

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KUCHING, May 11: Dine-ins are not allowed at restaurants, eateries, bistros, cafes as well as stalls selling food and beverages from tomorrow (May 12) onwards as Sarawak enforces stricter Covid-19 rules to stop the spread of Covid-19 in the State.

In its daily update report on the Covid-19 situation in Sarawak today, the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) announced this additional restriction despite not implementing the Movement Control Order (MCO) in the State which is scheduled to start tomorrow nationwide.

However, SDMC pointed out that eateries and food outlets are allowed to operate from 6am to 10pm for take-away, drive-thru and delivery only.

Moreover, premises or hotspots identified as being at high risk of Covid-19 exposure under the Hotspot Identification for Dynamic Engagement (Hide) are required to take subsequent actions as decided by the authorities.

A detailed CMCO standard operating procedures (SOP) and guideline will be released in the National Security Council (NSC) official website for Sarawak State.

Similarly, the SOPs for Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration for Sarawak have also been revised and updated by the Sarawak Islamic Council.

Meanwhile, Sarawak will stick to to its current SOP under Conditional MCO (CMCO), including the tighter measures activated under circuit breaker issued on May 6 to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic.

The current strategy with focus on tracing, testing, quarantine and isolating, SDMC reiterated, has proven to be effective and more practical in tackling the pandemic while looking after the livelihood and well-being of the people.

Whether Sarawak is under MCO or Conditional MCO (CMCO), various Covid-19 restrictions have been tightened throughout the State which came into effect since May 7 until 17 on top of the additional restrictions imposed in certain districts such as Sibu, Miri, Bintulu, Betong and Kapit. — DayakDaily