KUCHING: All hypermarkets, supermarkets, markets, coffee shops, private clinics, restaurants, 24-hour convenience stores and petrol stations in Sarawak are not allowed to operate between 7pm and 7am – starting tomorrow (March 24).
The State Disaster Management Committee (JPBN), in a statement yesterday, said the new directive would be in enforcement until March 31.
“This is necessary to stop the movement of the public, which is still heavy in certain places. The new requirement is another strategy of the committee to combat Covid-19 from further transmission,” it said.
The JPBN, however, noted that this new order would not affect those involved in the current enforcement operations such as the police, the military, medical workers and immigration officers.
Meanwhile, JPBN also said all supermarkets, hypermarkets, markets, pharmacies and private clinics would be required to implement social distancing at their respective premises.
“The police would conduct random checks on the implementation. Owners are also advised to carry out temperature checks on their customers, and to provide them with hand sanitisers,” it said.