SDMC allowed student boarders to go home

Social distancing is practised inside the bus.

KUCHING: The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) has decided to allow students staying in education institution and boarding school to return home.

SDMC in a statement today disclosed that the decision was following the extension of the closure of education institutions in the state.

“Previously, students staying on campus or in boarding schools were not allowed out or to return home. However, we have decided to allow them to return to their respective homes without the need to do an rT-PCR test.”

Meanwhile, SDMC revealed that the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) for PKPD Pulapol in Kuching District and PKPD Sg Passin in Matu District ended on April 29.

“The result of second screening did not find any new positive cases. Moreover, there is no indication that outbreak of the infection is still present in the area.”

SDMC also disclosed that EMCO was being implemented in five longhouses and one school.

“EMCO is implemented from April 28 to May 11 at Rh  Awit, Nanga Mujok in Julau District and Rh Papit, Sg Kuap, Nyelong in Sarikei District.

“Rh Adrew, Ulu Pendanum in Pakan District is undergoing EMCO from April 28 to May 11.

“SMK Melugu in Sri Aman District, Rh Janting, Lemujan in Pakan District and Rh Uming, Sg Mador, Bintangor in Sarikei District are under EMCO from April 29 to May 12.”

SDMC added that EMCO in Rh Naning, Sg Baji in Sarikei District had been extended from April 30 to May 6.