Lundu DDMC: Police permit needed to cross zones for emergencies, essential services, official business

The statement from Lundu DDMC on inter-zone travel.

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By Karen Bong

KUCHING, May 25: Police permits are required to cross into Lundu District effective from today until June 7.

The Lundu District Disaster Management Committee (Lundu DDMC) chairman Guatian Durani, in a statement today, however emphasised that travel or movement is only restricted to emergencies such as death of a family member as well as essential services and official business with authorisation letters from employers.

Tighter travel and movement restrictions were announced following the decision by the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) to reclassify zones in Kuching Division with Lundu, Serian and Bau becoming individual zones while Kuching and Samarahan districts were group as one zone.

Under the latest standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the current Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) which was announced yesterday (May 24), inter-zone movement is not allowed except for emergencies, working individuals and essential services related to industries, business and manufacturing after obtaining police permits.

Lundu DDMC seeks the cooperation of the public to comply with this latest SOP strictly.

Meanwhile, affected residents who are working permanently in the four zones are exempted from taking Covid-19 swab tests every 14 days and are allowed to obtain police permits by submitting authorisation letters from respective employers.

However, workers in essential services with police permission to cross zones frequently or periodically to carry out their duties are required to undergo swab tests every two weeks.

Swab tests must be taken by workers who have come down with symptoms such as fever, cough, flu and diarrhea. — DayakDaily