No police permit needed for inter-district travel

KUCHING: The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) announced that police permit is no longer needed for inter-district travel in Sarawak, effective Wednesday (Oct 6).

However, police permit is still required for inter-state travelling.

“Even though inter-district is permitted, visiting is not encouraged and the public must maintain high self-discipline as we are still in the phase of combating the Covid-19 virus.

“The public must also be aware that it is a shared responsibility to prioritise the safety of the community, especially those in rural areas,” it said in a statement today (Oct 5).

At the same time, the committee reminded that children aged 12 and below are not encouraged to the leave house.

“If necessary, they should be accompanied by a parent or guardian who have been fully vaccinated and must adhere to the established health protocols.

“Although there is a relaxation in movement restrictions for those who are fully vaccinated, they must continue to practice the preventative measures and standard operating procedures such as wearing face mask, physical distancing, ensuring good air ventilation and avoiding gatherings to prevent the spread of Covid-19,” it added.

On another note, the committee said that the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) will be implemented at 10 locations.

It added that the EMCO has ended at five locations on Monday (Oct 4) and 13 locations on Tuesday (Oct 5).

The committee also announced the end of six clusters, namely Sungai Menok Cluster in Beluru, Kampung Goebilt Cluster in Kuching, Mas Sawai Cluster in Subis, Nanga Pelugau Cluster in Selangau, Sungai Setulai Cluster in Sebauh and Bukit Barun Cluster in Tatau.

“No new case was detected or reported involving these clusters in the past 28 days. Currently, the state has 94 active clusters,” SDMC said.