SDMC: 33 more Sarawakians outstation return to state

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KUCHING, April 9: An additional 33 Sarawakians have returned to the state from outstation.

According to the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) secretariat in a statement, 33 Sarawakians have returned either from abroad, Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah or Labuan.

This brings the number of returning Sarawakians from outside the state to 318 people as of today. All of them are currently placed at quarantine centres as persons under surveillance.

SDMC also revealed local authorities have expanded disinfection exercises to more locations throughout the state.

They have covered 86 locations throughout Sarawak as of today from 51 locations previously. Disinfection exercises were carried out in locations classified as red and orange zones.

Disinfection exercises were carried out in 35 public places in Kuching well as 19 places in Miri, 11 in Sarikei, eight in Samarahan, six in Limbang, three in Betong, three in Sibu and one in Bintulu.

SDMC disclosed 1,976 personnel from various agencies including Fire and Rescue Department, Malaysian Civil Defence Force, District Offices, Health Ministry, People’s Volunteer Corps (Rela), and local council enforcement had participated in the disinfection exercises.

Meanwhile, the committee revealed the public compliance rate with the movement control order (MCO) was at 96.5 per cent.

Yesterday, the police arrested 27 people throughout Sarawak for violating the MCO.

Out of the 27, 13 are from Miri, 12 from Kuching, one in Kota Samarahan and one in Lundu.

Nineteen people have also been brought to court. Five are from Kuching, four from Lundu, four from Sarikei, three from Padawan, two from Tatau and one from Bintulu.

From this total, 12 individuals have pleaded guilty, while four have been sentenced to prison and five were fined. — DayakDaily