No MCO, CMCO continues until May 17

KUCHING: The nationwide movement control order (MCO) to be implemented throughout the country from today until June 7, as announced by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyddin Yassin, will not apply to Sarawak.

State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), in announcing this yesterday, said Sarawak would continue to be placed under the conditional movement control order (CMCO) circuit breaker from May 7 to May 17.

It said restaurants, eateries, bistros, cafés as well as food and beverage stalls were not allowed to operate on a dine-in basis.

“Food supply or sale activities are only permitted through takeaway orders, drive-thru or delivery,” it explained.

SDMC added it had also established measures to be taken by premises identified as high risk in spreading the Covid-19.

“These directives are effective from Wednesday (May 12). The detailed CMCO guidelines will be announced on the website of the National Security Council for Sarawak,” it added.

Under the current circuit breaker SOPs, inter-state travel is prohibited without a police permit while inter-zone travel within the state is prohibited with the exception of essential services and vehicles related to industries, businesses and factories with police permits.

The SOP has also limited the number of people to five for social gatherings throughout the CMCO period.

Other prohibited activities include face-to-face meetings for official matters/work that are held at hotels and other institutions; meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE) events; as well as seminars, workshops, courses, training and conferences.

Gymnasiums; reflexology, spas and massage centres; karaoke including family karaoke; studios or premises used for yoga and similar activities are to remain closed as well.