Inter zone travelling prohibited during CMCO

The standard operating procedures for inter-zone travellng during CMCO period.

By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, Jan 17: The travelling between one zone to another is not allowed during the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) period in Sarawak except for essential services which have obtained a permit from the police.

The divisions in Sarawak have been divided into eight zones for CMCO, namely Kuching zone (Kuching, Kota Samarahan and Serian), Sri Aman zone, Sarikei zone (Sarikei and Betong), Mukah zone, Kapit zone, Bintulu zone, Miri zone and Limbang zone.

The CMCO period will be effective from January 18 midnight until 11.59 pm on January 31.

Under the latest guidelines of the CMCO for standard operating procedures (SOPs) released by the National Security Council, food delivery services are allowed to operate from 6 am to 10 pm.


Restaurants and eateries are allowed for dine-in with one metre of physical distancing between customers in accordance with the size of the table.

The operation of fresh, wet and night markets follows the operating hours until 10 pm with surveillance from the local authorities and the People’s Volunteer Corps on the compliance of the standard operating procedures (SOPs).

The list of economic and business activities allowed during CMCO period.

Hospitals, clinics, and private healthcare services providers can operate for 24 hours according to the operating hours set by the government but pharmacists and shops which sell medicines are allowed to open from 6 am to 10 pm.

Self-service launderettes are allowed from 6 am to 10 pm.

Business events which involved meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions events are allowed with 50 per cent capacity of premises or a maximum of 200 persons only.

Entertainment activities such as night clubs, karaoke, indoor playground, cinema, reflexology and spa are not allowed.

Sports activities for training and participation in tournament or competition without spectators are allowed.

For the creative industry, recording activities such as music, concert, filming are allowed within the studio or outdoor limited with the CMCO area and with minimal crew without audience.  — DayakDaily