Tighter EMCO restrictions in Bintulu extended until May 17

Jack (second right) and others during the Bintulu DDMC meeting.

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BINTULU, April 29: The tighter Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) restrictions in Bintulu have been extended to May 17.

Bintulu Division Disaster Management Committee (Bintulu DDMC) Jack Aman Luat said that the extension was in line with the EMCO extension throughout Sarawak announced by the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) recently.

“Among the main SOP (standard operating procedure) that will be enforced include compulsory negative rT-PCR Covid-19 test results to travel in and out of Bintulu division with exception for certain cases like emergencies, hospital appointments and others, including funeral matters.


“The other restriction is that residents are not allowed in public places after 8pm without any valid reasons,” he told a press conference after the Bintulu DDMC meeting at the Bintulu Resident Office here recently.

Jack, who is also the Bintulu Resident, however explained that workers in essential services with letters from their employers are allowed to move around during the curfew period.

In addition, he added that religious activities in mosques and suraus are allowed but subjected to directives from the religious authority and will not be compounded.

Previously, the tighter EMCO restrictions in Bintulu was implemented until May 10.

Earlier on, Jack received donations of daily essentials and dry packaged food for frontliners and patients at Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Centre (PKRC) Bintulu from Petronas Cari Gali Sdn Bhd Sarawak senior general manager Gas Peter Majid.

Bintulu Health Officer Dr Melvin Chung and Bintulu Hospital director Dr Davis Johnraj were present. — DayakDaily