Sago processing factories allowed to operate during MCO: Abdul Karim

Abdul Karim briefing the media at a press conference on the Covid-19 situation in the state.

By Karen Bong

KUCHING, Apr 7: All sago processing factories are allowed to operate from 7 am to 7 pm during the second phase of the Movement Control Order (MCO) period.

State Disaster Management Committee deputy chairman Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said this decision was made after the Committee meeting today (Apr 7).

As for flights from Labuan to Miri, he informed that the flight frequencies will be reduced to three times a week to Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays during the MCO period.

“As for Kuala Lumpur-Miri-Kuala Lumpur flights, they will be scheduled for twice a week on Thursdays and Sundays,” he told a daily press conference on Covid-19 today.

Abdul Karim updated that as of today (Apr 7), 285 Sarawakians returning to the state had been placed at designated quarantine centres as persons-under-investigation (PUI) to undergo compulsory 14-day quarantines.

“In Kuching, a total of 86 people are placed at Hock Lee Hotel and 91 persons at Rajah Court Dormani.

“In Miri, 68 people are quarantined at Mega Hotel and 34 people at Somerset Hotel while six are placed at Purnama Hotel, Limbang,” he said.

Since Apr 5, all Sarawakians returning from overseas, Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah, Federal Territories and Labuan will immediately be quarantined for 14 days at designated quarantine facilities set up statewide.

Abdul Karim emphasised that the Covid-19 situation in the state was still under control with 96.3 per cent compliance rate for MCO.

“All agencies involved in the MCO operation will continue to implement measures and surveillance in Sarawak to curb the spread of Covid-19,” he added.—DayakDaily