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Uggah: No discussions with Putrajaya over so-called MCO 3.0 in Sarawak

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Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas – File photo

KUCHING (May 2): Sarawak remains under the enforcement of Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) despite speculations that another round of Movement Control Order (MCO) is to be enforced from tomorrow (May 3), said Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas.

The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman said they were not aware of any decision at the federal level to enforce another round of MCO reportedly to take effect tomorrow to stop the spread of Covid-19.

The Deputy Chief Minister said Sarawak had not been in discussion with Putrajaya on the subject matter.

“I am not in the loop of what is going on. As far as Sarawak is concerned and as of this very moment, we are under PKPB (CMCO),” he said when contacted by The Borneo Post today.

Uggah said the SDMC would announce as soon as a different decision on the enforcement of the movement restriction order came about.

Asked whether Sarawak would decide to enforce MCO to effectively break the chain of Covid-19 infection, he said: “I don’t want to speculate that.”

A national English daily today quoted sources as reporting that five states including Sarawak would be placed under MCO starting tomorrow (May 3).

On April 26, the SDMC announced to extend the CMCO until May 17 in light of the current Covid-19 pandemic situation in Sarawak.

Apart from the CMCO, certain high-risk areas across the state have been and are being placed under the enforcement of Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) to contain the spread of the virus.

During the MCO enforced nation-wide last year, people were strictly confined to their respective homes with very limited movement, business hours greatly reduced and no dine-in allowed.