Scuba diving, snorkelling in Miri Division resume today with strict SOP compliance

Lee (left) is seen placing a one metre sticker on a boat being used to carry scuba divers.

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By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, Aug 15: Sea activities such as scuba diving and snorkelling in Miri Division have resumed today with strict compliance to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) after a three-month break due to Covid-19 pandemic.

Miri Divisional Disaster Management Committee (MDDMC) minister-in-charge Datuk Lee Kim Shin said, diving activities can be carried out but they must follow SOPs set by the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) under the National Recovery Plan phase 3.

“These activities are allowed as long as they comply with the SOPs and those involved must have completed their vaccination doses,” he said when met today after conducting a brief visit to Marina Jetty here today.

He added, while on the boat carrying the passengers, they must ensure that the physical distancing rule of one metre is followed.

On another note, Lee who is also Transport Minister, said that this division still retained restrictions for inter-district travelling to curb the spread of Covid-19.

“Inter-district travelling is still in force and those who wish to travel need to request police permits,” he explained, adding that police permits could only be approved for valid reasons while social functions are still not allowed.

Lee also urged the people in Miri to continue to adhere to the SOPs to curb the spread of Covid-19.

On the latest updates of the newly established taskforce to help identify individuals who have yet to Be vaccinated, he said the process is ongoing.

“We have collaborate with Curtin Sarawak University to provide buses to help bring those from the kampungs nearby areas in Senadin to the vaccination centre (PPV) at the university to get them vaccinated,” he said. — DayakDaily