Weddings, engagements, birthdays among social activities not allowed during MCO, CMCO

A file photo of a wedding celebration. Photo credit: Pixabay

By Karen Bong

KUCHING, Jan 29: Weddings, engagements, birthdays and reunions are among social activities not allowed throughout Movement Control Order (MCO) and Conditional MCO (CMCO). 

State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas reminded that any forms of social activities and gatherings that would involve a large group of people are not allowed during this period. 

“The events and social activities not allowed include ceremonial gatherings, celebratory ceremonies, ‘aqiqah’ ceremony, thanksgiving, ‘tahlil’, anniversary celebrations, receptions, retreats and others,” he told a press conference on Covid-1p update today. 

It is reminded that under the CMCO standard operating procedure (SOP), entertainment and social activities in night clubs or pubs, theme parks, karaoke, indoor playgrounds and cinemas are also not allowed.

All forms of religious activities in houses of worships are also prohibited for the meantime. 
The operation and usage of sports facilities by members of the public is also limited and subjected to compliance with SOP for sports and recreations.
Meanwhile, MCO in Sibu and CMCO in the rest of Sarawak have been extended until Feb 14 in efforts to contain further spread of Covid-19 infections in the State. 

With one Covid-19 fatality and 179 new cases recorded today (Jan 29), the tally of positive cases in Sarawak has breached the 4,000 mark.
With another day recording triple digit cases, the state tally of positive cases now stands at 4,124. 
Of the 179 new Covid-19 cases, Sibu continued to record the highest number of cases at 65 followed by Song (54), Miri (12), Kapit (11), Lundu (7), Selangau (7), Bau (6), Bintulu (5), Sebauh (3), two each in Meradong and Kanowit, and one each in Kuching, Pakan, Samarahan, Sarikei and Serian. — DayakDaily