Grocery shops, food premises can open till midnight

File photo. Business premisses

KUCHING: Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) has announced that only business premises which sell groceries and other necessities are allowed to operate until midnight.

SDMC chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said as for entertainment centres such as bistro and cafes (including karaoke centres) they are allowed to operate until 10pm only.

On the ban on physical meetings in the state for the next two weeks, he said it remained in force.

“We have announced yesterday (Thursday), there are no changes to that. And there is a guideline under the conditional movement control order (CMCO) on the number of attendees allowed,” he said in a press conference on the daily Covid-19 update at the Old State Legislative Assembly (DUN) Building today.

He was responding to questions on whether government-related functions and meetings will be put on hold for the next two weeks in view of the increasing Covid-19 cases in Sarawak.

“We also do not encourage movement between zones as this is one of the causes of the widespread of Covid-19 cases in the state,” he said.

On Thursday in a press conference, Uggah said the committee had decided that starting Monday, no physical meetings are to be held for the next two weeks.

He said instead all meetings are to be conducted online using Zoom application.

Besides that, Uggah also advised that all events are to be deferred within the next two weeks.