Entertainment centres operating past midnight will be ordered to close for 14 days

Uggah at Covid-19 press conference today (Oct 19, 2020).

By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, Oct 19: Entertainment centres which operate beyond 12 midnight will be ordered to close for 14 days.

State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas made the announcement today following entertainment centres’ violation of standard operating procedures (SOP) by operating past midnight during the Recovery Control Movement Order (RMCO) period.

“Following the closure notice of entertainment centres which was issued on October 12, local authorities have been directed to issue notification to entertainment centres which violate the SOP and operate past 12 midnight.

“The local authorities have been tasked to take action by closing the premises for 14 days,” he said during a press conference today.


Uggah who is also Deputy Chief Minister explained that the move was one of the few decisions made after the committee had a meeting earlier today.

Uggah also disclosed that SK Rancangan Perumahan Rakyat (RPR) located at Jalan Astana here have been ordered to close from October 19 to October 25 for cleaning and disinfection purposes.

He said the State Education Department had issued a closure notice to the school for seven days.

Uggah added that all agencies are required to adhere to the latest SOP set by SDMC and are urged not to issue different notices from that of issued by SDMC to prevent confusion among the public.— DayakDaily