Tighter CMCO SOPs to be imposed in Sarawak

KUCHING: Sarawak will impose tighter standard operating procedures (SOP) under the conditional movement control order to curb the surge of Covid-19 in the state.

The state disaster management committee said the SOP will be in force from 12.01am on May 7 to 11.59pm on May 17, and can be downloaded from the National Security Council's website at www.mkn.gov.my/web/ms/sop-pkpb-2/.

"After assessing the current risk and rising trend of Covid-19 cases, we have decided to further tighten the existing SOP to break the chain of infection," the committee said in a statement on Thursday (May 6).

Sarawak is currently under the conditional MCO until May 17.

The committee also advised Sarawakians to put off travel plans to states and districts in Peninsular Malaysia that are under the MCO such as Kelantan, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and certain districts in Johor, Terengganu and Perak.

Meanwhile, the committee said Sarawak reported 391 new cases and five deaths on Thursday, taking the state's tally to 33,477 with 195 fatalities.

It said 64% of the cases were recorded in Sibu (88), Bintulu (55), Miri (50), Kapit (33) and Kuching (26).

The latest deaths were four men and a woman aged from 44 to 79 years.

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