F&B outlets in Kuching, Samarahan and Serian permitted to accept dine-ins under new SOPs

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By Lian Cheng

KUCHING, April 20: Restaurants, food stalls and eateries in Kuching, Samarahan and Serian allowed to offer dine-ins but must not exceed 50 per cent capacity of the premises or more than 100 people.

This requirement is among the new standard operating procedures (SOPs) set by the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in view of the surge of Covid-19 cases across Sarawak.

The new SOPs will be effective tomorrow (April 21) until April 26 as SDMC hopes that they can act as a six-day circuit breaker to keep Covid-19 cases in check in the various divisions.

The movement control specifically for the Kuching zone will affect residents living in Kuching Division, Samarahan Division and Serian Division.

These stricter SOPs will also be in effect for Miri Division which includes Miri zone, Marudi zone, Subis zone, Beluru zone, Telang Usan zone.

Meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE) business activities (business events), and other related activities are not allowed.

Face-to-face meetings concerning official business held in offices, hotels and other institutions are also prohibited.

All seminars, workshops, courses, training, conferences and talks must be cancelled where both government and private official or informal ceremonies are not permitted to be held.

Apart from that, all Ramadan Bazaars are not allowed to operate in Covid-19 red zones. — DayakDaily