Children, elderly in S'wak advised against patronising cinemas


Sarawak have warned children and elderly not to go to cinemas.

MIRI: Children below 12 and those aged 60 and above have been told not to patronise cinemas in Sarawak.

The state Disaster Relief Management Committee, which issued an advisory on this, said families should also stop bringing their children to the markets.

"Children aged below 12 and those adults aged above 60 are strongly advised not to go to cinemas.

"Children are also strongly advised to stay away from public markets.

"This is extra precautions against Covid-19 infections," said the committee.

Cinemas in Sarawak started reopening on Aug 1 in Sarawak, and this has led to many families bringing along their children, including toddlers and preteens, for movies.

In Miri, children are already banned by the local council from entering the native tamu and wet markets throughout Miri district.

The Miri City Council also enforced the mandatory wearing of face-masks in these markets for all customers and traders. Social distancing is also mandatory.

Sarawak have seen 19 deaths and about 700 positive Covid-19 cases so far, with Miri having two deaths and 25 positive cases.

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