SDMC: CMCO in Kuching extended to Nov 27
0 month ago, 22-Nov-2020
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KUCHING (Nov 22): The Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) in Kuching has been extended to Nov 27, said Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Masing.
He said, however, the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) may cut it short at any time if the number of new cases in the state continues to show low trends.
For the past 14 days, Kuching District recorded a total of 58 positive cases. These cases are not concentrated in specific areas only.
Therefore, after a risk assessment, the CMCO period in Kuching District has been extended till Nov 27.
However, if there is no more need to enforce it, SDMC may cut it short at any time, said Masing.
He was speaking at SDMCs daily Covid-19 update press conference here today.
Meanwhile, Masing said the entry procedure and 14-day quarantine directive for those entering the state would continue to be enforced till further notice, and would not be affected by the CMCO period.
He also pointed out that even inter-district movement in and out of red zones such as Kuching District were not allowed except for those with valid reasons backed by approval letters or working passes from heads of departments or employers.
Emergency cases are also allowed to travel in and out of Kuching District, but would need police permits prior to travel, Masing added.
On that note, he announced that there will be more restrictions to the number of passengers allowed to travel in private vehicles in the state.