Maximum 2 persons allowed in one private vehicle in Bintulu

Police manning a roadblock to restrict the movement of vehicles in this file photo.

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KUCHING, May 27: The maximum number of individuals allowed in one private vehicle running on Bintulu roads has been refined to two persons.

This is the latest announcement by the Bintulu Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) in a social media post today.

“The maximum number of individuals in private vehicles allowed in Bintulu Division is only two persons.

“For private vehicles from outside of Bintulu, the number of individuals will be limited according to the vehicle capacity but they need to have their rT-PCR (rapid test polymerase chain reaction) results and police permits,” it said, adding that the validity period of the results would only last for seven days.

Bintulu PDRM also said that only two household representatives are allowed to travel to get food supplies, medicine, dietary supplements and basic necessities within a radius not exceeding 10km from their residences or at a place nearest to the residences if the supply of necessities is not within a 10km radius.

Yesterday (May 26), Bintulu Division Disaster Management Committee (Bintulu DDMC) announced that only one person was allowed in one private vehicle to get daily necessities in Bintulu where exceptions are considered only for medical emergencies, elderlies without driving licenses who are going to hospital appointments and workers with authorisation letters from employers.

Meanwhile, the Bintulu community was also reminded that Covid-19 high-risk individuals and children below 12 years of age are not allowed to go out to public places, open areas and crowded places.

Note also that people — either individuals or in groups — are not allowed to be at public places in Bintulu after 8pm without a reasonable excuse.

Movement between divisions and inter-district crossing within Bintulu Zone is prohibited except for essential services and emergencies.

As for entry into Bintulu by air, sea and land from overseas, Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Labuan, rT-PCR test results are not required but it is mandatory for all arrivals to undergo a 14-day quarantine in Bintulu.

Swab tests for arrivals under quarantine will be carried out on the second and tenth days at the quarantine centre. — DayakDaily