Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas speaks at the press conference while Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian look on. Photo: JaPen

KUCHING: The conditional movement control order (CMCO) will be imposed again in this district from Nov 9 to 22 as it is still a red zone.

Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said the decision was made in view of a surge in the number of Covid-19 cases in the district. In the last 14 days there were 151 cases.

“With that, movements from Malaya, Sabah and Labuan into the state are not allowed except with permission from the police.

“Inter-district movements within Sarawak are allowed except for exiting and entering Kuching district.

“The standard operating procedures (SOPs) will be issued tomorrow (Nov 8), but in general, the current economic activities in the district may continue as usual,” he said at a press conference on Covid-19 update today.

He further said that those who wish to travel out of the district must get police permission.

“Those who must travel for official duties must have permission letters from their respective heads of department,” he added.

Uggah also stressed that the people must beware of fake messages or news. He said the only announcements on the Covid-19 situation in the state that the people should pay attention to are those made by SDMC.

He also said the SDMC had discussed with the Ministry of Local Government and Housing (MLGH) the need for stricter enforcement of the standard operating procedures (SOPs) especially at eateries.

Also present at the press conference was Minister of Local Government and Housing Datuk Seri Dr Sim Hui Kian.