SDMC okays Nov 11 to 17 EMCO

Roadblocks set up at the entrance of Kampung Haji Baki on the enforced of the EMCO. File photo: Ghazali Bujang

Kampung Haji Baki

KUCHING: The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) agreed with the extension of the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) in Kampung Haji Baki from Nov 11 to 17.

The committee informed that authorities had made assessment on all 3,264 residents in Kampung Haji Baki.

“All residents were screened at the first screening and 31 of them were found positive including index case.

“Meanwhile, a total of 2,872 samples were taken for the second screening from Nov 4 to 9 and found that two were tested positive,” the committee said.

SDMC said of the samples taken from the second screening, 2,422 were negative and 448 are awaiting laboratory test results.

A total of 392 residents have not undergone for the second screening, the committee said.

On roadblock inspections throughout Kuching, police along with the army and People’s Volunteer Corps (Rela) have inspected 8,359 vehicles.

“Police have arrested a local man in Kuching for preventing civil servants from carrying out their duties. The same person also did not comply with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) for not having his temperature check and record his personal details in the logbook prepared.

“Apart from that, seven compounds were issued namely three in Padawan, two in Miri and one each in Meradong and Betong.

Apart from that, the Ministry of Local Government issued 140 verbal, written, and seizure warnings in areas under the supervision of various local councils,” the committee said.

Under “Ops Benteng”, 1,717 vehicles were inspected during seven roadblocks in six districts; two of the roadblocks were in Lawas and one each in Lundu, Bau, Serian, Sri Aman and Lubok Antu.