One locality to begin EMCO, three extended

KUCHING: Enhanced movement control order (EMCO) has been imposed at Rumah (Rh) Michael, Karangan Manok in Julau District, from Thursday (Oct 21) to Oct 30.

EMCO at three localities in Limbang District has also been extended.

“For both Rh Hellen, Ensurai and Rh Mual, Kampung Ensungai, EMCO will be from Oct 23 to 29, whereas for Rh Intai, Menuang, it is from Oct 24 to 30,” the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said on Thursday.

SDMC also declared the end of one cluster – the Rh Sing, Karangan Ma Cluster in Limbang, after no new cases were reported in the past 28 days.

Meanwhile, Sarawak recorded 725 Covid-19 cases on Thursday, a decrease of 42 cases from Wednesday’s number of 767.

According to SDMC, 720 cases (99.31 per cent) were Categories 1 and 2 while five cases (0.69 per cent) were Categories 3, 4, and 5.

Kuching registered the highest number of cases at 184, followed by Miri (155); Sibu (74); Bintulu (51); Limbang (36); Lawas (30); Serian and Saratok (19 each); Betong and Dalat (18 each); Samarahan (14) and Mukah (13).

Eight cases each were reported in Daro and Bau; Sri Aman (seven); Pusa (six); Kapit and Kabong (five each), followed by four cases each in Marudi, Subis and Matu.

Simunjan, Kanowit, Meradong and Julau recorded three cases each; Lundu, Asajaya, Pakan, Tebedu and Telang Usan (two each), while Bukit Mabong, Selangau and Tatau reported only one case each.

This brings the cumulative Covid-19 cases recorded in the state to 234,465 as of Thursday.