Sarawak Police Commissioner Datuk Aidi Ismail

KUCHING: Police mounted roadblocks will be re-introduced if the conditional movement control order (CMCO) is declared in Kuching.

Sarawak Police Commissioner Datuk Aidi Ismail told this to New Sarawak Tribune on the possibility of travel ban in Kuching if the Covid-19 situation in the district worsens.

“The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) will decide whether or not CMCO will be declared, in case the district becomes a red zone.

“If it is declared, then Sarawak police will re-introduce roadblocks in certain locations to monitor and restrict the public’s movement,” he said.

On Saturday (July 25), SDMC maintained that Kuching was still a yellow zone as it had only recorded 39 local infection cases over the past 14 days, which was still under the limit of 40 for red zones.

Presently Kuching, Samarahan, and Bau districts are yellow zones, while the number of green zones remains at 37.

SDMC chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said the committee would convene a special meeting on Sunday (July 26) to discuss the latest development of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Meanwhile the police had issued 37 compound notices — 19 in Miri, Kuching (14), Simunjan (two), and one each in Lawas and Sarikei for non-compliance to the standard operating procedures (SOPs).