Dine-ins still prohibited as Sarawak renews CMCO from May 18 onwards

Eateries in Sibu have been urged to throw out visibly worn and old tableware, or risk confiscation by SMC. File Photo

By Nur Ashikin Louis

KUCHING, May 17: Dine-ins are still not allowed at restaurants, eateries, bistros and cafes as well as stalls selling food and beverages as Sarawak extends the implementation of Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) beginning tomorrow (May 18).

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


State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said this restriction would be in effect starting tomorrow (May 18) until June 7.

Despite the dine-in rule, the supermarkets, shopping malls, retail stores, hardware stores, convenience stores, laundries and other permitted store premises are allowed to operate in accordance with the standard operating procedures (SOPs).

“Owners or operators of the premises are required to control the number of visitor limits as specified in the Health Protocol to ensure that physical distancing can be carried out at their respective premises,” the committee said.

Apart from that, wet markets, wholesale markets, farmers markets and night markets including uptown, downtown and the likes are also allowed to operate with the supervision of the authorities and members of Rela (People’s Volunteer Corps) and local councils.

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