Firefighters assist to disinfect 8 buses used to transport arrivals to quarantine centre

Firefighters sanitise eight buses after passengers were dropped off at a hotel in Kuching for their compulsory 14-day quarantine.

KUCHING, April 9: A total of 101 passengers were transported from Kuching International Airport in eight buses to a hotel in the city today for their compulsory 14-day quarantine.

Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) Sarawak assistant director (operations) Tiong Ling Hii disclosed the department’s role today was to sanitise the eight buses used to transport the passengers from the airport to the hotel, as per Ministry of Health (MOH) requirement.

The sanitisation process started at 5pm involving 10 personnel from Bomba.

Together with them were 18 police, 24 Malaysian Armed Forces and 14 MOH personnel.

Firefighters sanitise eight buses after passengers were dropped off at a hotel in Kuching for their compulsory 14-day quarantine.
Passengers from Kuching International Airport disembarking from a bus to enter a hotel to begin their compulsory 14-day quarantine.

Tiong, who led the bus sanitisation operations today said to-date, for Kuching alone, the department has conducted three such operations and the passengers were placed at three different hotels.


Starting April 5, all travellers entering Sarawak, either by land, air or sea, will be placed under quarantine for 14 days at designated quarantine centres including hotels assigned by the state government.

Meanwhile, Tiong also disclosed the department has conducted 107 sanitisation operations statewide since March 30.

Areas covered included premises such as public markets (31), religious places (25), government buildings (16), public gathering areas (15), transportation (9) housing (8), supermarkets (2) and one hotel. — DayakDaily