Essential services providers don’t need police permits

Wong (centre) speaking to reporters as Ting (left) and Stanley look on.

SIBU: People in this division who work in the essential services sector do not have to apply for police permits if they go to work in their respective districts or zones only.

Essential service providers, who are allowed to operate at 50 percent of their usual capacity, also do not require police permits within the district.

This was announced by Sibu Divisional Disaster Management Committee (DDMC) chairman Wong Hee Sieng during a press conference on the standard operating procedures (SOPs) at the Sibu Resident’s Office today.

The Acting Resident of Sibu Division also announced that Sibu Zone, Selangau Zone and Kanowit Zone would be subjected to the conditional movement control order (CMCO) with enhanced standard operating procedures (SOPs) from 12.01am midnight (22 April) to 11.59pm on April 26.

“The committee has also agreed to allow Sibu Central Market to open only for traders and hawkers who sell necessities,” he said.

Wong, however, stressed that police permits were still required for inter-district movement or travel.  

He explained that the CMCO with enhanced SOPs was implemented due to a surge in the Covid-19 cases in the three districts.

He added that the relevant parties would be examining the development of the three zones to decide whether the CMCO would be extended based on the daily cases recorded.

“If the situation is still worrying, maybe we will extend it,” he said, adding that those who wanted to know more about the SOPs for the CMCO could contact Covid-19 Sibu Operations Room at 013-9994158 or 084-323224.

Also present at the press conference were Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) chairman Clarence Ting Ing Horh and Sibu District police chief ACP Stanley Jonathan Ringgit.

The full list of SOPs for the CMCO in Sibu, Selangau and Kanowit Zones.
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