Miri Civic Centre activated as release order and wristband disposal centre

Lee (third left) and other officers at the Miri Civic Centre which has been turned into a centre for the issuing of release orders and disposal of wristbands.

MIRI, June 5: The Civic Centre here can now issue release orders and assist with wristband disposal starting May 31 for individuals who have completed their 14-days quarantine with negative Covid-19 test results.

Minister-in-charge of Miri Divisional Disaster Management Committee (Miri DDMC) Datuk Lee Kim Shin pointed out that individuals who have completed their 14-day quarantine order and have obtained negative Covid-19 test results can go to the Civic Centre to obtain the release order and dispose of their wristbands.

“The Civic Centre is a better place compared to the previous location as there are plenty of parking spaces with spacious areas to provide more convenience and comfort to the public,” he told the Sarawak Public Communications Unit (UKAS) when met while inspecting the release order process there on Friday.

Previously, the centre for the issuance of release orders and disposal of wristbands was located at the Covid-19 One Stop Centre at Miri Indoor Stadium.

However, considering the congestion and the need to adhere to standard operating procedures (SOP), Miri DDMC has opened up the Miri Civic Centre for the same purpose.

Lee, who is also Transport Minister, also confirmed that with the Covid-19 Assessment Centre also operating at Miri Indoor Stadium, there are now three facilities set up to facilitate and handle matters related to Covid-19 in Miri.

The functions at the Indoor Stadium are specifically for swab tests, issuing of quarantine orders and surveillance on wristband orders only.

In another development, Lee explained that there was minor traffic congestion at all roadblock locations around the city last Thursday due to some people having yet to obtain authorisation letters from employers following the two-day Hari Gawai festive holidays.

“But today (Friday), the traffic is flowing smoothly and motorists are very cooperative at the roadblocks by showing their authorisation letters,” he said. — DayakDaily