Passenger restriction per vehicle during CMCO now depends on vehicle capacity

Police checking on motorists at a roadblock set up in Kuching city. - File photo

By Ling Hui

KUCHING, Nov 22: The number of passengers allowed in private vehicles running in Kuching is no longer limited to three persons per vehicle.

State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) acting chairman Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing said the number of passengers in private vehicles is now according to the capacity of the said vehicle.

During the implementation of the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) in Kuching from Nov 9 to 22, the number of passengers in one private vehicle including e-hailing services was reduced to minimise physical contact.

Today being the last day of the CMCO period in the district, SDMC has announced the extension of the CMCO for another five days, until Nov 27.


Meanwhile, Masing also said kindergartens and nurseries in Covid-19 yellow and red zones are allowed to operate while complying with strict Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

“Kindergartens and nurseries in red and yellow zones are allowed to operate following SOPs approved by the Ministry of Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development (KKWKPK).

“The operators of kindergartens and nurseries are fully responsible for the compliance with these SOPs,” he asserted during a press conference to give dailyCovid-19 updates here today.

Adding on, he said kindergartens and nurseries in Covid-19 yellow and red zones must first inform KKWKPK before opening their doors, for recording and monitoring purposes by the ministry. — DayakDaily