Uggah speaking at the press conference. (Photo: Ukas)
BY ALLAN JAY & TANIA LAM

KUCHING: The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) has decided that children aged 12 and below are not encouraged to enter night market areas. 

This is in line with updated standard operating procedure (SOP) implemented to curb the spread of Covid-19.

In a statement on Friday (Sept 4), SDMC also said that customers aged 12 and below as well as 60 and above were not encouraged to enter cinemas.

The committee further added that the police would continue monitoring and enforcing the SOP, including the use of face masks and social distancing in public places.

With that being said, three compounds were issued for failing to comply with the SOP – two in Kuching and one in Sarikei.

Patrol teams also conducted compliance inspections at 1,574 premises throughout Sarawak.

These included 334 restaurants, supermarkets (180), banks (123), public markets (76), places of worship (73), government offices (53), leisure places (45), hawker stalls (32), construction sites (20), factories (seven), and others (631).

SDMC also informed that 971 vehicles were inspected at six Op Benteng roadblocks in five districts — two in Lundu with one each in Bau, Serian, Sri Aman, and Lubok Antu.