KUCHING: Sarawak will not follow the new nationwide time restriction under the Movement Control Order (MCO) from 8am to 8pm, said Local Government and Housing Minister Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian.
“We will stick to the 7am to 7pm schedule that we have enforced.
“This decision is in view of the fact that if we were to change it could result in confusion among the public and disruption to the operations of businesses and especially those in the logistics and transportation sectors,” he told a press conference at Wisma Bapa Malaysia here, Tuesday.
According to Dr Sim, the most important thing is Sarawakians must stay at home.
“Whatever the new time restriction, the objective is still the same. We want people to stay at home.
“This will allow us to stop further transmission of the COVID-19. This is of utmost importance,” he said.
Meanwhile, he further said, the State Disaster Management Committee (JPBN) is currently looking to set up more quarantine centres in Kuching.
“The Aminuddin Baki Education Leadership and Management Training Institute and the LDHN Academy here are being proposed to cope up with any eventuality.
“In addition, we are looking at the Royal Custom and Excise Academy,” he said.
At present, the COVID-19 quarantine facilities in Kuching are located at Institute for Rural Advancement (Infra) Sarawak Campus, National Institute of Public Administration (Intan) Sarawak and Tun Abdul Razak Teachers Training Institute.