Nighttime scenes after enforcement of MCO 7-7 Policy

There are still a fair number of motorists passing through the Kota Samarahan expressway with most from the essential services sector.
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By Karen Bong

KUCHING, March 25: The police and armed forces personnel continued to man road blocks throughout the city despite the light drizzle tonight to ensure high compliance of the Movement Control Order (MCO) which has been extended until April 14.

Observations carried out along Kota Samarahan expressway at about 9.15pm tonight found that there were still quite a number of motorists making their way home despite the 7pm to 7am restriction imposed under MCO in the state.

However, no motorist has been detained from continuing their journey as they were able to produce letters of authorisation as of 9.30pm.

In addition, most of them were from the essential services sector including doctors, nurses, workers from factories allowed to operatw, as well as logistics and transportation services that support food supply and marketing chains including agricultural inputs and livestock feed which were exempted from the restriction.

Meanwhile, Sarawak today recorded four new positive Covid-19 cases bringing the total number of cases to 91 since the first positive case reported on 13 March 2020.

Of the new cases, three were admitted at Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) and one in Bintulu Hospital.

Today, there were also 29 new cases of persons under investigation (PUI) infected by Covid-19 virus, bringing it to a total of 908 PUI cases.

Of the total number, 770 cases were negative and 47 cases are still pending laboratory results.

To date, Sarawak has recorded five deaths since the first fatal case reported on March 17, 2020.—DayakDaily