12am closing time for fun outlets

Uggah speaking at the press conference. (Photo: Ukas)

KUCHING: All entertainment centres in the state are allowed to operate until 12am effective today until Dec 31.

Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas, in announcing this, said all swimming pool activities will also open starting tommorow.

“This includes swimming pools in hotels, apartments and public pools.

“However, they must comply with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) set by the Youth and Sports Ministry,” he said at the Covid-19 daily update press conference today.

Uggah also gave an update on guidelines for oil and gas workers.

He said effective today, all Malaysian workers from oil rigs coming onshore would be randomly screened and would not need to undergo quarantine.

Prior to this decision, the committee, last Tuesday, stated that for signing on and off, all oil and gas workers, including foreign nationals were to undergo mandatory quarantine.

They will also have to undergo Covid-19 screening tests on the second and tenth day of their quarantine, and if test results are negative, they are allowed to go home.

The cost of quarantine and screening test will have to be borne by their respective employers. While for Sarawakians, the cost will be borne by the Sarawak government.