KUCHING (Bernama): Civil servants in Sarawak are not allowed to hold physical meetings for two weeks from Saturday (April 17) due to the escalating number of Covid-19 cases in the state.
A directive to that effect was issued by Sarawak State Secretary Datuk Amar Jaul Samion through a circular to all secretaries of state ministries, division residents, state department heads, heads of state statutory bodies and the secretary of all local government authorities in the state on Friday (April 16).
Jaul said the decision was made following an order by the State Disaster Management Committee (JBPN) on Thursday (April 15).
"However, meetings through applications such as Zoom can be conducted, ” he added.
Jaul said inter-district travel is also not allowed, unless on urgent matters and requires the approval of the department head.
"Any event or programme scheduled to be held during the two-week period will be postponed including those involving the Chief Minister, ” he added.
On Friday, Sarawak recorded the highest daily number of new Covid-19 cases with 960 new infections, bringing the total to 22,920 cases.- Bernama