MCO in Sibu from Jan 16-29

KUCHING: The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) has decided that a 14-day movement control order (MCO) will be enforced in Sibu Division, from 12.01am on Jan 16 to 11.59pm on Jan 29.

It said this would encompass the districts of Sibu, Kanowit and Selangau, adding that the enforcement of the MCO was in view of the rising number of Covid-19 cases in Sibu Division.

“The standard operating procedures (SOPs) relating to this MCO will be announced to the public on Jan 15,” it added in a statement on Thursday (Jan 14).

It said the conditional movement control order (CMCO) would remain in place for Sarikei Division.

On entry into Sarawak, the committee said effective Jan 16, all Malaysians and non-citizens entering Sarawak from West Malaysia, Sabah, and Labuan would be required to undergo a reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test three days/72 hours prior to entering the state.

“The test results must be negative and attached to the application to enterSarawak,” it said.

On the flight schedules, SDMC said the Transport Ministry would announce the information it approved.

The committee said Sarikei District and Lubok Antu District changed status from green to yellow after a new local infection case was reported in each of these districts today.

“Kuching, Sibu, and Miri Districts remain as red zones with a total of 586 local infections reported in the three districts in the last 14 days. Sebauh District remains orange with 23 local infections reported in the last 14 days,” it explained.

Meanwhile, the districts of Beluru, Dalat, Selangau, Samarahan, Sri Aman, Bukit Mabong, Meradong, Bintulu and Limbang remained yellow with a total of 45 local infections reported in the last 14 days.