Sarawak State legislative Assembly building on the bank of Sarawak River.

KUCHING: Sarawak has been categorised as a green zone after no locally transmitted case was recorded in Kuching and Serian Districts for the past 14 days.

“Today the districts of Kuching and Serian have changed status from yellow to green,” said the State Disaster Management Committee in a statement issued yesterday.

Districts with 41 or more Covid-19 cases over a two-week period are classified as red zones.

Those with between 1-40 cases are yellow zones while green zones have zero cases.

Previously, the state secured an early victory against the Covid-19 pandemic when it achieved a green status on July 9.

The celebration was put to an early end when a new case was reported just two days after the declaration was made.

This was followed by a sudden spike in cases in Kuching and its surrounding areas as well as the emergence of multiple new clusters.

On the fixed 6am to 10pm business hours in Kuching, Samarahan and Serian, SDMC announced yesterday that the restriction would be lifted on August 15.

“SDMC has examined current issues of Covid-19 positive cases in Sarawak which involved having discussions as well as obtaining views from health and economic points of views from the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the tourism industry. 

“After taking the matter into account, the committee hereby allows all business operations in Zone 1 covering Kuching, Samarahan and Serian Divisions to resume normal operating hours effective August 15,” it added.