Sunday, January 29

Cat city finally sleeps on third day of MCO


View of an unusually empty street in front of the General Post Office. — Photo by Tan Song

KUCHING: Most parts of the city centre here were quiet with a lot less traffic yesterday following the enforcement of movement control order (MCO) by the authorities.

The first day of the MCO showed the apathy of members of the public with quite a number still having their morning coffee and going around town as usual despite the current Covid-19 pandemic.

On the second day, the authorities had no choice but to get tough by setting up roadblocks to advise motorists to go home and going around eateries to ensure there were no dining in but only takeaways.

Under the MCO from March 18 to 31, everyone in Malaysia must stay at home at all times except to get essential goods and services .

It looks like the community finally understood the importance of staying home to contain the spread of the highly contagious virus.

Shops at India Street Pedestrian Mall are closed.