Uggah speaking during the press conference.

KUCHING: Sarawak has extended the entry restrictions for non-Sarawakians and foreigners from Sabah, Labuan and Peninsular Malaysia into the state to Nov 15.

State Disaster Management Committee chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah revealed that the Cabinet has decided to extend the travel restriction given the surge of positive Covid-19 cases.

“Out of the 59 cases in the state to-date, 50 percent had travelled to Sabah and Labuan, while 15 percent had travelled to Peninsular Malaysia, and six were overseas imported cases,” he said at the daily Covid-19 press conference here yesterday.

He pointed out that such measures were much needed to form a protective shield around the state to guard against another possible outbreak.

“We hope the public will understand. We know that it will cause restraints to businesses and personal travels, but we need to consider the rising cases in Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah, and we have managed to get it under control here with less positive cases detected,” he stressed.