SDMC reveals tighter measures to curb spike in Covid-19 cases

Police manning a roadblock to restrict the movement of vehicles in this file photo.

By Ling Hui

KUCHING, July 26: The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) today revealed it was looking into implementing stricter measures including tighter inter-district movement controls in view of the spike in Covid-19 cases detected in the state within the past two weeks.

Other strategies to be refined include reducing the number of flights and business operating hours. The strategies are being fine-tuned and details will be revealed in the nearest time.

In the same statement today, the committee noted the postponement of the opening of the June 2020 study session in Kuching Polytechnic College which was originally scheduled for August.

The intake was reported to involve 825 Semester One students and 3,538 senior students undergoing Semesters Two and Five.

These announcements came following today’s meeting between SDMC and Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg as part of efforts to control the further spread of Covid-19 in Sarawak. — DayakDaily