Resurgence of Covid-19 – Public, private gyms in city ordered to close

Uggah (centre) delivering a press conference on the latest Covid-19 situation in Sarawak. He is flanked by Minister for Local Government and Housing Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian (left) and State Health Department director Dr Chin Zin Hing. Photo Credit: Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas).

By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, Oct 28: All public and private gymnasium in Kuching were ordered to close temporarily with immediate effect in view of the rising cases of Covid-19 in Kuching.

State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said in view of the positive Covid-19 cases which have been on the rise in Kuching, the committee has made such a decision.

He also disclosed that food outlets and bistros in Kuching need to follow the new operating hours.

“All the food outlets and bistro in Kuching are required to operate from 6 am until 10 pm.


“For social and official gatherings in Kuching, only a maximum crowd of 200 persons is allowed,” he said during a press conference here today.

As for the closure of entertainment centres which was announced yesterday, Uggah who is Deputy Chief Minister revealed that the categories of the entertainment centre consisted of karaoke, pub, bar, lounge, discotheque, dance hall and cabaret —DayakDaily