No MCO, Sarawak sticks to current CMCO, circuit breaker restrictions until May 17

SDMC has announced no MCO 3.0 in Sarawak.

By Karen Bong

KUCHING, May 11: Movement Control Order (MCO) 3.0 will not be imposed in Sarawak despite Federal government’s announcement of a nationwide restrictions to contain widespread Covid-19 infections starting Wednesday (May 12).

State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), in announcing this in its daily update report on Covid-19 situation in Sarawak, emphasised that Sarawak will stick to its current standard operating procedures (SOP) under Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), including the tighter measures activated under circuit breaker issued on May 6 to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic.

The current strategy with focus on tracing, testing, quarantine and isolating, SDMC reiterated, has proven to be effective and more practical in tackling the pandemic while looking after the livelihood and well-being of the people.

Whether Sarawak is under MCO or Conditional MCO (CMCO), various Covid-19 restrictions have been tightened throughout the State which came into effect since May 7 until 17 on top of the additional restrictions imposed in certain districts such as Sibu, Miri, Bintulu, Betong and Kapit.

All social activities including weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, retreats as well as tourism activities and organisation of physical meetings in hotel and other institutions are already not allowed.

Gyms, massage centres, spas and reflexology centres and karaoke establishments are also not permitted since April 26.

Organisation of social events, seminars, corporate events and MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions), except for official government functions, are also not allowed.

Only 30 per cent of management employees and 50 per cent in the operation division in the private sector are allowed in the workplace at any one time from tomorrow until May 17.

This means employees who are able to work from home should not return to the workplace throughout the circuit breaker period. — DayakDaily