KUCHING: The conditional movement control order in Sarawak will be extended by a further two weeks to mid-April.
The state disaster management committee said the decision was made after reviewing the Covid-19 situation in the state.
"As the number of positive cases remains high, the conditional MCO will be extended from 12.01am on March 30 to 11.59pm on April 12," it said in a statement on Friday (March 26).
Sarawak reported 213 new cases on Friday, taking the state's tally of confirmed cases to 15,176.
Districts which recorded new cases were Bintulu (46), Miri (39), Sibu (35), Kuching (23), Serian (23), Kapit (14), Samarahan (11), Julau (eight), Sarikei and Sri Aman (six each), and Limbang and Tebedu (one each).
The committee also said two villages in Serian district will be placed under the enhanced MCO in view of Covid-19 clusters in those areas.
The enhanced MCO will be enforced at Kampung Chupak from March 25 to April 7 and in Kampung Batu Gong from March 26 to April 8.
The committee said a new cluster was detected at Kampung Batu Gong on Friday with 50 confirmed cases to date.
"The index case is a self-employed woman aged 46 who tested positive on March 19. The infection then spread to other individuals in the village through interaction and close contact," it said.
Another new cluster was detected at Lorong Desa Senadin in Miri with 30 positive cases to date.
The index case of the Senadin cluster is a 22-year-old trainee of a maritime training institute in the area who tested positive on March 15.