Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg

KUCHING: Sarawak is extending the movement control order (MCO) until April 14 in line with the federal move by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

“In view of the extended MCO for another two weeks until April 14, I am seeking the cooperation of all Sarawakians to abide by the MCO and stay indoors,” Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg told the press at Wisma Bapa Malaysia here yesterday.

“If we abide strictly to the MCO, there is a good possibility that we can contain the Covid-19 spread in view of the fact that we are separated from Peninsular Malaysia by the South China Sea and that should give us the advantage to stop the chain of infection,” he added.

He also said that the MCO extension would continue with the existing limitation of operation hours from 7pm to 7am.

The ongoing MCO implementation began on March 18 and initially scheduled to end on March 31. However, Muhyiddin on Wednesday announced the extension for another two weeks.