Editor’s note: This story has been updated at 9.42pm.
KUCHING, June 11: The Movement Control Order (MCO) in Sarawak has been extended for another two weeks from June 15 to 28 in line with the Federal government’s announcement today.
State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas has confirmed that Sarawak will be following the Federal government’s decision to extend the MCO until June 28.
Initially slated to end on June 14, Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced that the decision to extend the MCO 3.0 or total lockdown throughout the country was made considering that the daily number of Covid-19 cases remained high above 5,000 cases per day with yesterday tally reaching 6,871.
“The Ministry of Health has presented and proposed during the National Security Council (NSC) special meeting chaired by Prime Minister (Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin) that the MCO 3.0 be extended for another two weeks.
“As such, the MCO 3.0 will continue for another two weeks effective from June 15 to 28,” he said in a statement issued today.
Ismail Sabri added that the standard operating procedures (SOP) for this extension would be the same as the one currently enforced.
“The positive/negative list (permitted and prohibited activities) and SOPs for every manufacturing, business and industrial activity still remains as announced before this,” he said after attending the NSC special meeting.
The list of activities under essentials and sectors allowed to operate can be referred from the NSC website at www.mkn.gov.my.
“As the SOP is the same, therefore I hope there will be no confusion in the enforcement and implementation of SOP,” he added.
Meanwhile, Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas confirmed that Sarawak will go with federal government’s decision for the extension of MCO.
“Sarawak is following federal government’s decision to extend the MCO until June 28,” said Uggah. — DayakDaily