EMCO imposed in two areas in Bintulu

Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas

KUCHING: Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) has announced the implementation of the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) in Anong and Beverly Hills rental houses at Batu 5 and Taman Beverly Hills in Bintulu district.

The EMCO, which has been effective from 12:01am tomorrow, will continue until March 18 (11:59pm).

SDMC chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said the decision was made by the committee after conducting a Covid-19 risk assessment involving the area around the two rental houses.

He also revealed that Kanowit district has changed its status from red to orange after recording 26 local infection cases in the past two weeks.

“Serian and Sarikei have changed their statuses from orange to yellow after they recorded 21 local infection cases respectively in the last 14 days.

“Selangau, Betong, Meradong, Kuching, Samarahan, Kapit, Bintulu, Miri and Sibu remained as red zones after 2,616 local infection cases were recorded in the nine districts in the last 14 days,” he said.

Uggah said that Julau, Subis, Bau, Bukit Mabong, Dalat and Sri Aman would remain orange with 163 local infection cases recorded in the past two weeks.

“Marudi, Mukah, Pusa, Song, Asajaya, Beluru, Saratok and Sebauh remain as yellow zones with 61 local infection cases recorded in the past 14 days. The other 14 districts are green,” he said.

He added that 266 people had recovered and were discharged from hospitals statewide.

“Of the total, 155 cases were from Sibu Hospital, Sarawak General Hospital (45), Sarikei Hospital (29), while from low-risk and quarantine centres (PKRCs) under Kapit Hospital there were 16 with 10 from PKRCs under Bintulu Hospital, six from PKRCs under Sri Aman Hospital and five under Miri Hospital’s PKRCs.

“This brings the total number of recovered and discharged cases to 7,967 or 76.43 percent,” he said.