Permits from police needed for cross-district travel starting Apr 3

Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas

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KUCHING, Apr 3:  Those intend to cross-district travel will need to apply for a permit from the nearest police station starting tomorrow (Apr 3, 2020).

State Disaster Management Committee chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas made the announcement today at a press conference at Wisma Bapa Malaysia.

“Starting tomorrow (April 3), people who are travelling from one district to another within Sarawak must obtain the necessary permit from the nearest police station,” said Uggah.

He said cross-district travellers must be obtained the permits from the nearest police station in order to continue their journey.

Before this, Uggah said people who are travelling between districts would have to obtain the permission from the district offices or resident offices.

In the meantime, Uggah disclosed the compliance rate for the MCO in Sarawak was 95.3 per cent but there are still some people who did not abide by the order to stay at home.

He disclosed that 37 people have been detained yesterday for violating the MCO.

Out of the 37 people, 13 were from Kuching, seven from Miri, six in Padawan, five in Sibu, five in Marudi and one in Matu Daro.

He added 41 people were also charged in court yesterday for not abiding by the MCO.

From the 41 people, Sibu recorded the highest number with 11, followed by Miri and Bintulu with seven each, Saratok (6), Kuching (5), and Padawan, Sarikei, Limbang, Betong and Serian with one each respectively.

Uggah also revealed that from April 5, those entering Sarawak or coming back from overseas either by land, air or sea will be sent directly to a quarantine centre at their respective arrival destination.

He explained that visitors will be quarantined for 14 days as a preventive measure to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 infection.

“We notice a lot cases are imported cases.  Those who come in (to Sarawak) from April 5, we will quarantine them at their respective landing destination.

“It is done to isolate them as a preventive measure to fight Covid-19. (Hopefully), the situation (Covid-19) will improve in the near future,” he added. — DayakDaily