KUCHING (Nov 7): A 14-day Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) will be enforced in Kuching District from Nov 9 to 22, said Deputy Chief Minister and State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas.
He said SDMC came up with the decision following the increase of cases in Kuching District and after discussing the matter with Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.
“We evaluated the situation and taking into account the number of locally transmitted Covid-19 cases in the past 14 days, which is a total of 151 cases now, we have decided that it is time to enforce CMCO for Kuching District,” he told a press conference on Covid-19 updates today.
Uggah said the detailed Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) regarding the CMCO will be announced tomorrow (Sunday).
“Economic activities like restaurants and supermarkets will continue as usual. Those that have been closed like bars, night clubs and massage centres will remain closed,” he said.
A CMCO will disallow all large social gatherings, sports activities involving large gatherings and interstate travel except for work purposes. Most economic sectors will still be allowed to operate under CMCO rules, though they must observe all SOPs and enforce physical distancing.
On traveling between districts, Uggah informed that permission from the police was necessary for those travelling from Kuching to other districts.
“For those working, either in the private or public sector, they can get a letter from their respective heads of department.
“For districts other than Kuching, there is no restriction of travel,” he said.