At as we speak’s press convention, senior minister for defence Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob introduced that in gentle of the rising coronavirus circumstances in Sarawak, the native authorities will limit motion between inexperienced and yellow/purple zones within the state from August 1 to 14. The transfer is geared toward slowing the unfold of the illness throughout the Hari Raya Aidiladha interval.

“The Sarawak state authorities has taken decisive and proactive measures to include the unfold of coronavirus in Sarawak, particularly in Kuching,” Ismail Sabri mentioned.

At the moment, the yellow and purple zones embrace Kuching, Serian and Samarahan divisions, whereas the Seri Aman, Betong, Sarikei, Kapit, Mukah, Bintulu, Miri and Limbang divisions are all inexperienced zones. People who want to transfer between these zones shall be required to acquire permission from the police, though motion inside these zones stays unrestricted.

In a associated transfer, the Sarawak authorities may also be decreasing the variety of flights from Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Labuan. This comes after Kuching was once more declared a purple zone on Saturday after 4 extra circumstances from the Sentosa Hospital cluster had been detected.