Bintulu Division’s CMCO to run until May 17

Jack (third from left) speaking at the press conference.

BINTULU: The conditional movement control order (CMCO) in Bintulu Diviison, with enhanced standard operating procedures (SOPs), has been extended to May 17.

Bintulu Resident Jack Aman Luat said Bintulu Divisional Disaster Management Committee (DDMC) decided to extend the period in line with the SOPs announced by the Sarawak State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) recently.

“Among the tightened SOPs is, to make rT-PCR screening test mandatory for in and out movement to and from Bintulu Division except for essential services, emergencies, health appointments and funeral arrangements.

“In addition, no individual is allowed to be in public places after 8pm without reasonable cause or reason.

“However, individuals who work in essential services are exempted, provided they furnish the letter of confirmation from their employers.”

He added that religious activities at mosques and surau were still being allowed, subject to the instructions from the religious authorities.

“Individuals or people who wander around without valid reasons are our primary cause of concern.”

Earlier, Jack received a courtesy call from Petronas officials, who handed over donations in the form of personal protective equipment and food to be distributed to frontliners and patients at the PKRC.

The handover was performed by Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd–Sarawak Gas (SK Gas) head Peter Majid.

Also present were Bintulu Hospital director Dr Davis Johnraj and Bintulu Health Division officer Dr Melvin Chung.